The Ndlovu Youth Choir: Helping stop the spread of Covid-19 in Africa

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They come from a community in South Africa with limited access to running water, so this talented group of performers, the Ndlovu Youth Choir, made a video on how to safely wash your hands using a bucket as a defence against the coronavirus. This group are used to their songs going viral, like with the 2018 cover of Ed Sheeran's ‘Shape of you’ or you might know them because of their appearance on the TV show America’s Got Talent, which made them a global phenomenon.


Performers Sandile Majola and Rachel Ntobeng and the choir’s director Ralf Schmitt speak to Eve Jackson about life in lockdown, why they wanted to help share the advice about stopping the spread of Covid-19 and how they plan to keep on making music.

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