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Soweto Gospel Choir Scoops Grammy Trophy

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Soweto Gospel Choir. Picture: @Sowetogospel/Twitter

The Soweto Gospel Choir has made South Africa proud again by scooping the coveted Best World Music Album trophy at Grammy awards ceremony in Los Angeles, USA on Sunday.

They won it through their album called Freedom.

Album producer Diniloxolo Ndlakuse, Shimmy Jiyane, Mary Mulovhedzi and Mulalo Mulovhedzi whose late father David Mulovhedzi co-founded the group with producer/director Beverly Bryer 17 years ago went to the stage to receive the album.

The Soweto Gospel Choir have won numerous international and African awards. They have won an Emmy for their collaboration with global pop icons U2 as part of ESPN’s 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage, (tied with Rihanna and Jay-Z’s Superbowl performance), as well as four South African Music Awards and a Metro FM Music Award among others. The group was also nominated for an Oscar for their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the theme song for the film Wall-E.