NYBERG, Anders. b. Malung, north-west of Västerås, Sweden, 1955. He studied choral conducting and composition at the Royal Music Academy, Stockholm. In 1978 he led a Swedish worship group called ‘Fjedur’ to South Africa, then under an apartheid regime. They worked in black churches, and soon after Nyberg returned to work in the township of Guglethu, Cape Town (see ‘South African freedom songs’). He subsequently worked in Latin America, taking another group, ‘Gondwana’, to Cuba and other countries. He married a South African singer and composer (and former Member of Parliament), Jennifer Ferguson, and now divides his time between Sweden and South Africa. His music is powerfully influenced by...
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