PUMEZA - Voice of Hope (24/96 FLAC)
PUMEZA – Voice of Hope (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Pumeza Matshikiza, Grace Davidson, Emma Brain-Gabbott, Martha McLorinan, Sally Pryce, Sura Susso, Mamadou Ndiaye Cissokho, Fiona Hamilton, Phil Cunningham
Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Conductor: Iain Farrington, Simon Hewett
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Decca
Size: 872 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Giacomo Puccini
01. Gianni Schicchi: ‘O mio babbino caro’
02. Turandot, Act 1: ‘Signore, ascolta!’

Traditional
03. Thula Baba (Hush, My Baby)

William Fedhile
04. Malaika (My Angel)

Miriam Makeba, Jerry Ragovoy
05. Pata Pata

Norman Byfield Thomas
06. The Naughty Little Flea

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
07. Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527, Act 2: ‘Vedrai, carino’

Giacomo Puccini
08. La Bohème, Act 3: ‘Donde lieta uscì’

Kevin Volans
09. Umzi Watsha

MacKay Davashe
10. Saduva (Hush I Hear You)

Alan Silinga
11. Holilili

Nathan Mdledle, Joseph Mogotsi, Rufus Khoza, Ronnie Sehume
12. The Click Song

Miriam Makeba
13. Iya Gaduza

Mackay Davasche
14. Lakutshon Ilanga (When The Sun Sets)

Hamish Scott Henderson, John MacLennan
15. Freedom Come All Ye

Studio No.2, Abbey Road, London, 26–29 August 2013 (03–06, 09–13);
Probenzentrum der Staatstheater am Löwentor, Stuttgart, 12 & 13 September 2013 (01, 02, 07, 08);
Liverpool Friary, Liverpool, 25 October 2013 (14);
Angel Recording Studio 1, London, 16 May 2014 (03);
Angel Recording Studio 1, London & Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, Edinburgh, 7, 8 & 12 June 2014 (15)

WUNDERBAR! WONDERFUL! MAGNIFIQUE!

I had been waiting to get my hands on this album, and FINALLY got it through a friend in Germany. I was unable to visit Stuttgart, where I know she performs in the Stuttgart Opera House, but look forward to seeing her perform live.
It is amazing from beginning to end. Pumeza wins you over with her beautiful voice, and quite the lungs has she!!
I cannot get enough of it and have fallen in love all over again with her interpretations of the classics as well as becoming infatuated with her native songs….

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