Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Grammy

Published: 2007-02-12
The Soweto Gospel Choir was awarded the prize for Best Traditional World Music for its second album, Blessed, at the Grammy Awards last night.

The choir was formed in 2002 by David Mulovhedzi from a selection of the country's best choral singers, and has toured widely in the past three years to share as Mulovhedzi puts it, "the joy of faith through music."

The majority of the choir members sing in English, Xhosa and Zulu, and are from Soweto, the area where the anti-apartheid movement was so condensed.

Its first album Voices From Heaven reached number one on the Billboard's World Music chart in the US.

While a tour of South Africa and Europe are set for later this year, Canadians can catch the Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir when they perform at the Hummingbird Centre for two special performances on February 27 and 28th.

For more information and tickets please visit www.hummingbirdcentre.com.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff

   

 

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