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Soweto Gospel Fans

Pop flop tunes into success

The Daily Telegraph
by Stephen Downie
April 25, 2008


Sipokazi Luzipo is not a pop star and yet, reading her resume, you could be forgiven for thinking completely the opposite.

As part of the Grammy Award-winning singing group, South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir, she has sung alongside Celine Dion, Bono, Led Zeppelin and has been a support act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Her career started in 2002, when, somewhat ironically, she auditioned for a spot on South Africa’s version of Popstars.

She never made the cut. And she’s been thankful ever since.

“I didn’t really want to be a part of a pop group,” Luzipo said yesterday.

“Pop isn’t who I am. I have grown up in a Sunday School choir.”

After her Popstars audition, Luzipo was asked to help form a gospel choir. It was the start of what would become a spectacular career for both her and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

The choir is back in Australia for its third tour, with shows at the Theatre Royal from May 21-24.

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From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her love! :)

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