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The Soweto Gospel Choir

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Mixing African gospel with traditional hymns, Jamaican reggae, American pop, and spiritually themed secular tunes, the Soweto Gospel Choir are an extraordinary performing unit. Created in Soweto in 2002 by choir directors David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, the group contains 30-some members as well as the display it produces is usually a powerful manifestation of wish and joy filled with beautiful South African vocal harmonies. The choir’s debut recording, Voices from Heaven, made an appearance in 2005 from Shanachie Information, adopted that same 12 months by Blessed, also on Shanachie. African Spirit premiered two years later on in 2007 on a single imprint. In Dec of 2009 the choir dropped co-founder and musical movie director David Mulovhedzi to malignancy. In January of 2010 they released Elegance, their fifth recording around the Shanachie imprint.

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Full Name Soweto Gospel Choir
Awards Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album, South African Music Award for Best Duo/Group of the Year, South African Music Award for International Achievement, The Headies Award for Best Recording of the Year, The Headies Award for Best R&B Single, Independent Music Award for Best Song - World Beat, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Used in Film, TV, Gaming or Multimedia
Music Songs Amazing Grace, Khumbaya, Avulekile Amasango / One Love, Noyana, Thina Simnqobile, Ke Na Le Modisa, Hlohonolofatsa, Woza Meli Wami, Modimo, Tshepa Thapelo, Hakeleje, Thula Baba, Holy City/Bayete, Mangisondele Nkosi Yam, Shosholoza, Ahuna Ya Tswanag Le Jesu/Kammatla, Joko Yahao, Kae Le Kae, Ngahlulele, Muphulusi, Seteng Sediba, Umoya We Nkosi, African Dream, Arms Of An Angel, I Bid You Goodnight, Jikela Emaweni, Prayer for South Africa, Asimbonanga/Biko, Lelilungelo Ngelakho, Bayete, Sikulandile, Ndikhokhele
Albums African Spirit, Voices From Heaven, Divine Decade, Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre, Grace, Blessed, Divine Decade (Celebrating 10 Years), Faith, The Sounds of Soweto Gospel Choir
Nominations The Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Male), Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album, South African Music Award for Best Collaboration, South African Music Award for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dark Tide 2012 performer: "Shosholoza"
Winnie Mandela 2011 performer: "Bleed for Love"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2008-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
WALL·E 2008 performer: "Down to Earth" - as The Soweto Gospel Choir
The Deal 2008/I performer: "Hlohonolofatsa"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Positively Beautiful 2013 Documentary musician post-production
Children of the Light 2014 Documentary featuring music by
Itipini Community Project 2008 Short musician

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soweto Gospel Choir: Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre: African Spirit 2007 TV Movie Soweto Gospel Choir

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Sister 2011 Short special thanks: music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oh Happy Day 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Music for Mandela 2013 Documentary Themselves - Singers
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight 2011 TV Series Themselves
2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert 2010 TV Special Performer
Spicks and Specks 2008 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007 TV Series Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman (music by)
· Peter Gabriel (music, lyrics, and performed by)


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