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Soweto Gospel Choir

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in November, 2002

In December, 2002 their first album “Voices of Heaven” was recorded and went on to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart within 3 weeks of its release in the US.

In 2003 the choir won its first award, a Helpmann Award, Australia’s prestigious Performing Arts Award, for “Best Contemporary Music Concert.” This success was followed when they won a 2003 American Gospel Music Award for “Best Choir” In the same year, they won an American Gospel Music Award for “Best International Choir.”

Soweto Gospel Choir received its greatest accolade in 2007, a Grammy Award for their second CD “Blessed”, in the category “Best Traditional World Music.”At the same time, they were nominated for the 26th International Reggae and World Music Awards, held at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, on 5 May, in the category “Contribution to World Music”, alongside Jimmy Cliff, Salif Keita, Youssou N’Dour and Ziggy Marley. In May 2007 the choir won a SAMA Award (South African Music Association Award) in the Category “Best Live Performance DVD.”...
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