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Aussie Media Week

Aussie Media Week

Hi everyone, Heads up to Australian fans that several members of the Choir will be in Oz this week to do promo for the Soweto Gospel Choir’s upcoming tour in May. Choir members making the trip: Matshepo, Shimmy, Vusi Sr., Sibongile, Gregory, Sipho, Zanele, Sipokazi and Vusi Jr.. I can share that they will be [...]

February 5, 2011 Elaine News Comments Off on Aussie Media Week

Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

Debbi de Souza December 2, 2010 Artlink.co.za Two time Grammy Award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir woke up this morning to the news that the Choir’s 5th album entitled “Grace” is nominated in the Best Traditional World Music Album category. A delighted Shimmy Jiyane, the Choir’s leader, is thrilled to receive news of the Choir’s fourth [...]

December 2, 2010 Elaine Articles, News Comments Off on Fourth Grammy nomination for Soweto Gospel Choir

2011 Grammy Nominations!!

2011 Grammy Nominations!!

The 2011 Grammy Nominations have been announced, and the Soweto Gospel Choir are up for one solo category with their Grace album and are part of two additional categories with Christopher Tin. The categories are: Best Traditional World Music Album [Vocal or Instrumental.] Pure Sounds – Gyuto Monks Of Tibet I Speak Fula – Bassekou [...]

December 2, 2010 Elaine News 3

A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

He came…they saw him…he conquered! The ‘Mozart of Mumbai’, A.R Rahman, together with a slick, professional cast of over 35 talented performers, set the Sun City Superbowl alight, as he stepped out for the first show on the South African leg of the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour’, on Saturday [...]

November 22, 2010 Elaine News Comments Off on A.R. Rahman Sets his Sights on Durban

Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Guests in Rome can expect to see some of the finest choirs in the world at the Roma Gospel Festival. The event will be kicking off with a bang on December 19th 2010, with the Soweto Gospel Choir taking to the stage at the Parco della Musica. This South African group may be familiar to [...]

November 19, 2010 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on Roma Gospel Festival Features Packed Programme

Soweto gospel choir to perform with The Bala Brothers

Soweto gospel choir to perform with The Bala Brothers

46664 ambassadors, the Soweto Gospel Choir, return to London for two performances on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th August along with The Bala Brothers which includes Loyiso, also a 46664 ambassador. The choir and the Bala Brothers then head to the Edinburgh Festival to help one of the oldest Fringe venues, Assembly Theatre, celebrate 30 [...]

July 30, 2010 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on Soweto gospel choir to perform with The Bala Brothers

Soweto Gospel Choir on Good Morning America

Soweto Gospel Choir on Good Morning America

The Soweto Gospel Choir performed on Good Morning America today. They sang the classic Pata Pata. Unfortunately, the video is no longer available at the GMA website 🙁   [...]

June 14, 2010 Elaine News 1

Live: FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert

Live: FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert

The kick-off concert is underway.  Watch is live here. Elo’s Play by Play: 2:05pmET: Hugh Masekela takes to the stage and is joined by Lira for a resounding version of the Makeba classic Pata Pata. 2:10pmET: SA President and FIFA President on stage. 2:15pmET: Black Eyed Peas on stage now.  Where is the Love? segue [...]

June 10, 2010 Elaine News 1

In Remembrance: Isaac Molefe

In Remembrance: Isaac Molefe

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Soweto Gospel Choir member Isaac Molefe (aka DJ) has passed. More info about what happened is in the article below. What a tragic tragedy.   I would like to extend my deepest condolences and prayers to DJ’s family and friends. Also, to the entire Soweto Gospel [...]

April 30, 2010 Elaine Articles, News 5

Soweto Gospel Choir to perform @ 2010 World Expo in Shanghai

Soweto Gospel Choir to perform @ 2010 World Expo in Shanghai

Hi everyone, The Soweto Gospel Choir is traveling to Shanghai, China to take part at the 2010 World Expo. Organizers of the Expo have confirmed to me that they will be taking part in the Opening Ceremonies and have performances at the African Pavilion from May 1-4. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some coverage–should [...]

April 23, 2010 Elaine News, Schedule Comments Off on Soweto Gospel Choir to perform @ 2010 World Expo in Shanghai