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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soweto Gospel Choir Performs at Holland Center Omaha 3/28

Omaha Area People - What are you doing Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.? Whatever it is, I'd suggest cancelling your plans and getting to the Holland Performing Arts Center!! 
It's not every day that you get a chance to see a multi-award winning African Gospel Choir. That's why.

The Soweto Gospel Choir performs one night only in Omaha and is presented by Omaha Performing Arts. It looks to be an impressive evening of music. Tickets are available at

From their press release: Soweto Gospel Choir has enjoyed more than a decade of success, earning accolades and awards as they tour the world. The choir has won Emmy Award®, two Grammy Awards®, three South African Music Association Awards and an Oscar nomination. The 45-member choir is led by choir leaders Shimmy Jiyane, Diniloxolo Ndlakuse and Mazwe Mhlongo. Backed by a small band, Soweto Gospel Choir weaves nuanced harmonies into the melodies of African spirituals, American gospel tunes and the occasional pop hit.
          Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in November 2002; the following year, the group began winning awards. They won Grammy Awards® in the Best Traditional World Music category in 2007 for Blessed and 2008 for African Spirit. In 2009, their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the song “Down To Earth” in Wall-E earned a Grammy® as well. The choir won a Sports Emmy Award as winners of the Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics for a campaign they did with U2. 
Come sit back, relax and let the music wash over you on Thursday, March 28. Get your tickets now before they are gone. 

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