10 traditional African songs that won international acclaim

Mildred Europa Taylor June 21, 2018

Khumbagya by Soweto Gospel Choir

The South African music group was formed in November 2002 to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. Known for their spirit-rousing voices, their albums ‘Blessed’ and ‘African Spirit’ won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Traditional World’ Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

In December 2010, Soweto Gospel Choir received its fourth Grammy nomination, in the Best Traditional World Music category, for its album “Grace”.

The well-celebrated group have performed at so many shows and high profile festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival, the Adelaide Festival, the Hong Kong Festival, and the London Festival, always to huge acclaim.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: June 21, 2018


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