Tuesday 27th June 2017,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Photos and Audio: Afternoons with Gillian O’Shaughnessy

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South African two-time Grammy Award winning gospel group, the Soweto Gospel Choir, is shining in Perth this week.

As if winning Grammy awards was not enough, last week they scooped another international accolade at the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York.

The Soweto Gospel Choir formed in 2002 and has performed for the Queen and alongside U2, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

The choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, embodying the words African spirit.

The choir portrays their unique African energy and vibrancy, for which they have become known the world over.

“Dancing is a big part of music in our culture, when we get married you dance, in funerals you dance, in churches you dance so the dancing goes with the music”

This week they’re back in Australia with performances in Perth, Bunbury and Mandurah and a special performance for 720 Afternoons listeners.

Listen to Arvo’s with Gillian O’Shaughnessy today for the cue to call, it’s your chance to win 1 of 10 doubles passes to the SGC’s concert on Saturday night at the Perth Concert Hall.

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About The Author

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 life...one love! :)

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