Soweto Gospel Choir

Bio

Formed in Soweto in 2002 by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, this popular choir of over 30 members blends elements of African and American gospel with popular genres. The group has achieved incredible success in a very short time, touring internationally several times. They have recorded five albums, two DVDs and have won countless awards in South Africa, the USA and Australia. In 2003 their first album 'Voices From Heaven' reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart within 3 weeks of its release in the US. Their albums 'Blessed' and 'African Spirit' won Grammies for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

At the 2009 Academy Awards, the group backed Peter Gabriel on ‘Down to Earth’, a song from 'WALL-E' nominated for Best Song that year. The group performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw in December 2009 in Cape Town. In 2010 composer Christopher Tin's song ‘Baba Yetu’, which featured the group, won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). The choir are ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and their patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Profile added by DJ Okapi on 27 May 2014
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