Soweto Gospel Choir bring home their 3rd Grammy Award
11 February 2019 MUSIC
By Zuko Komisa
A proud moment happened yet again at this year’s Grammy Awards when one of South African’s most dynamic exports, The Soweto Gospel Choir took home a Grammy for “Best World Music Album” for their album, Freedom.
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The group was formed in 2002 and over the years have toured around the world, performing for the likes of President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu at his 75th Birthday Celebrations as well as Oprah Winfrey.
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Their previous Grammy came from a song “Down To Earth” from the record-breaking Wall-E movie, where they collaborated with Peter Gabriel, to win a Grammy in the Best Movie Song category.
— Soweto Gospel Choir (@Sowetogospel) February 11, 2019
A recent highlight for many South Africans was when they performed with fellow Grammy Award winner Chance The Rapper at his 15,000 sell-out concert at the Dome which was a memorable soulful experience.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a special message for the group following their impressive accolade.
Congratulations to the Soweto Gospel Choir for being awarded the Best World Music album for ‘Freedom’ at the #GRAMMYs. This is the choir’s third Grammy award and we thank them for telling our story to the world and flying the flag high. pic.twitter.com/03QH3YZ8ZU
— President Cyril Ramaphosa (@CyrilRamaphosa) February 11, 2019