'Shape Of You' by Ndlovu Youth Choir and Wouter Kellerman (2018). We had such a great time covering Ed Sheeran's song 'Shape of You' with the amazing Ndlovu Youth Choir! Thanks so much for watching! Please give this video a thumbs up, leave a comment below and don't forget to subscribe :) Get the song here: • iTunes - apple.co/2AbhbIc • Amazon - amzn.to/2RSJFxt • Spotify - spoti.fi/2pURIga • Deezer - bit.ly/2CilBOP Follow me here: • Facebook - bit.ly/2D7GJ8f • Instagram - bit.ly/2rdDpaj • Twitter - bit.ly/2FExttO • Website - bit.ly/2D8mrLT Follow Ndlovu Youth Choir here: • Facebook - www.facebook.com/ndlovuchoir/ • Instagram - www.instagram.com/ndlovuyouthchoir/ • Twitter - twitter.com/ChoirAfrica • Website - choir.africa/ CREDITS Shape of You By Ndlovu Youth Choir & Wouter Kellerman Composers: Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, John McDaid, Kevin Jerome Briggs, Kandi L Burruss, Tameka D Cottle Choir: Ndlovu Youth Choir Flute: Wouter Kellerman VIDEO CREDITS: Video Direction: Clive Morris Productions, South Africa. DOP: Daniel Black. Producers: Sian Clark and Tholsi Pillay. Camera Crew: Neo Pule, Morena Medi. Assistants: Simphiwe Mngomezulu, Isaac Sibiya, Mike Nqabeni Choir Production Coordinator: Liesje Tempelman Shooting location: a Special thank you to Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa SOUND CREDITS Sound Producers: Ralf Schmitt, Wouter Kellerman Arrangers: Ralf Schmitt, Wouter Kellerman Flute Percussion: Wouter Kellerman Percussion: Sipho Hleza Translation: Sandile Majola & Lungelo Masango Vocal Recording Engineer: Bruce Forbes Assistant Engineer: Sipho Hleza Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Bill Hare Lead Vocals: Lungelo Masango, Thulisile Masanabo and Sandile Majola All vocals recorded at the Ndlovu Miracle Studio, Moutse, Limpopo, South Africa Flute recorded at Kellerman Music in Johannesburg Mixed and mastered at Bill Hare Productions, Milpitas, California, USA About the Ndlovu Youth Choir: Can participation in a music program change the lives of even the world’s most disadvantaged children? The choristers of the Ndlovu Youth Choir are living proof that it certainly can. This vibrant youth choral ensemble chants, harmonizes, and tip-toe-taps their way through a powerful 11-language repertoire that includes a sampling of all things South Africa: from isicathamiya (is-caht-a-MEE-ya), the a cappella genre accompanied only by body percussion, made famous by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, to ancient tribal chants, contemporary gospel, Afro-pop and Afro-jazz from the repertoires of Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, and uplifting choral music written exclusively for the choir. Founded in 2009, this exuberant group has toured southern Africa and Europe with their multi-sensorial performances to significant critical and audience acclaim. The members are selected by audition from the young people from the Ndlovu Care Group, a community program providing healthcare, early childhood education, after-school activities, and more to rural Moutse, Limpopo, South Africa. Program directors find that, because of the time commitment of the choir, as well as the values of self-discipline, self- confidence, and leadership that participation imbues, choristers have lower rates of drug use, delinquency, and teen pregnancy than their peers. It’s about more than just staying out of trouble, though. The choir offers an early pathway to artistic and professional achievement that is so often only available to children from affluent backgrounds, but it also offers a connection to the children’s ancestral roots and allows them to share those cultural roots with the world. It’s a profound gift in both directions, and one which the singers themselves say fills them with hope: for a better life and for a better world. About Wouter Kellerman Globe-trotting flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman received a 2015 Grammy® Award for his collaborative album 'Winds of Samsara'. His next album 'Love Language' debuted at nr. 1 on the World Music Billboard charts and received a Grammy® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Kellerman’s second nomination in as many years. Kellerman has also been recognised at home, winning seven SAMA’s (South African equivalent to the Grammy), reinforcing his status as one of South Africa’s foremost musicians. Delighting audiences with a magnetic alchemy of warmth and technical mastery, Kellerman finds his inspiration in the spaces between cultures and countries, genres and disciplines. Passionate about teaching and empowering young people, Kellerman has sponsored the SOS Children’s Village for the past 17 years. For his continued efforts in helping give these children a better life, Kellerman was nominated for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy.