VANG-PEDERSEN, Astrid The Train Comes From South Africa


Choir (SATB), Soloists

SKU: CEP-1007 Category:


The songs in this publication may be divided into four categories. The first is songs about daily life and rituals: Umakoti, Iqhude, Wandibizwe Umngoma. The Second is anti-aphartheid songs: Senzeni na?, Thina Siswe and Shosholoza. The third is celebration songs of the democratic election: Ibuyile iAfrika and Nelson Mandela (Usilethela Uxolo) and finally the fourth which is the song Ubuntu, a title and a song that sums up the South African philosophical notion of being connected as human beings.

Astrid Vang-Pedersen ( is a Danish choral conductor, arranger, composer, teacher and concert designer. She is specialized in the fields of South African music as well as choral stage performance and dramaturgy. She works as a freelance teacher at The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, and she teaches workshops both in Denmark and abroad. She is the former director of Papaya ( and now conducts Dopplers ( which is an award winning ensemble performing a broad variety of musical genres. Astrid Vang-Pedersen is the initiator of Ubuntusong ( which is an intercultural musical collaboration project.

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Weight 350 g





Chœur (SATB), Solistes


Contemporary, Jazz / Pop, Poetry, Popular, Profane


English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zoulou