TV & Film Music
Producer of Southern African Music
In 1990, due to his knowledge of
African music, Robin Hogarth began representing one of the largest
catalogues of Southern African traditional music in the world.
The Children of Agape
In 2007, Robin was invited to become involved in recordings linked to a feature documentary called "WE ARE TOGETHER (Thina Simunye)", which tells the story of a group of children from the Agape orphanage in Waterfall, near Durban, South Africa. The children formed a choir and have outstanding talent. The film has picked up much acclaim worldwide including winning both the Special Jury Prize and Audience Award at the TRIBECA film festival in New York.
The film follows the children of Agape and their musical journey over a period of 3 years. After a series of tragic events, the children end up travelling to New York and performing on stage with Alicia Keys and Paul Simon in a concert to raise funds for their orphanage. The film has been picked up by HBO Television (US) and Channel 4 in the UK.
In the film, the children record a CD album, and Robin was asked in 2007 to produce a brand new soundtrack album that will accompany the film. The album also features the orphanage choir performing with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Soweto Gospel Choir, as well as the live performance introduced by Alicia Keys, and featuring Paul Simon.
All of the profits from both the film and the CD are donated to charities to help children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
The album was mixed at British
Grove (Mark Knopfler's studio) by veteran engineer Mick Glossup (Van
Morrison, etc.), and mastered at Abbey Road in London. The
soundtrack was released by EMI in the UK in 2008. All involved have
donated their services as regards the album due to its charitable
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