Soweto Gospel Choir Scoops Grammy

South African choir known as the Soweto Gospel Choir has scooped the third Grammy award last night.

The group won the award in the category for Best World Music Album for their album called Freedom,

In 2006 and 2007, they won Grammy awards in the category for Best Traditional World Music Album and in December, the choir joined Beyonce on stage at the Global Citizen Festival, singing a Zulu rendition of the song Halo.

Soweto Gospel Choir members pose for a picture with the award in Las Angeles California on 10 February 2019 at the Grammy Award

The Choir was founded by two choir directors from South Africa and the group has more than 30 members.

It is listed amongst top choirs in the the world and they have partnered with some top African artistes.

Other nominees who missed out in the category included Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 for Black Times, Fatoumata Diawara for Fenfo, Bombino for Deran and Yiddish Glory for The Lost Songs of World War II.

The Choir has previously  indicated that the album FREEDOM honoured former President Nelson Mandela while conveying a strong message about the history of South Africa.

Thank you for representing Africa !!!

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