Friday 24th March 2023,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Original Velile Msimango

Original Velile Msimango has performed extensively both throughout South Africa and internationally, representing his home country in Leipzig, Germany, with great distinction.

In 1999, he performed with African Rhythms for its European tour, during which the group won a gold medal at the Pyrenees Festival (a feat it would repeat in 2002).

In December 2001, Original was selected as one of four members to represent South Africa in an exchange with Japan in the Peace Boat, which traveled to Kobe, Taiwan, Brunei, Seychelles, Singapore, Kenya, and Madagascar.

This is all a great distance from the dusty Soweto youth club of Thabisong where he started his career.

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