Lebohang Kgapola to sing at Gospel Goes Classical


Gospel Goes ClassicalAward-winning Vashawn Mitchell, Joe Mettle and Ntokozo Mbambo are some of the artists that will be topping the bill at 2018’s Gospel Goes Classical.

Joining them will be Lebohang Kgapola, whose debut album, Christ Revealed, has been making waves around the country and abroad. In June she performed to an international audience at the annual Midem international Conference in France as part of South African delegation supported by the Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Lebohang’s career has been on the up rise for a while. In April she recorded a duet with America’s chart-topping Todd Dulaney and which is due for release this summer. Her album has also been doing well, scoring five (5) nominations in the 2018 Independent National Gospel Music Awards (Ingomas), that included Song of the year and Artist of the year. Winners are set to be announced at the end of August.

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Other artists performing on the night include Keneiloe, Takie Ndou, Tshepo Price, Sicelo Moya, Nduduzo Matse and Yvonne May. They will be joined by a full orchestra and a 30-member choir. The event takes place on 27 October 2018 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets range from R250 and are available from Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets countrywide. Doors open at 18h00 and recording starts at 19h30.

Gospel Goes Classical has been an annual event for some time now. Some of the artists that have featured in past events includes Donnie Mclurkin, Benjamin Dube, Rebecca Malope and the late Sfiso Ncwane. This year will be the fifth edition and will be a live recording. It has been dubbed the Gospel Goes Classical Africa Worship Edition. It is a true international event with artists representing five countries in total. If past editions of this concert are anything to go by, then this is definitely a not to be missed concert.

The US based Vashawn Mitchell was the most nominated artist at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards; receiving 11 nods and walking away with 6 statues. His single, “Nobody Greater”, was the most played gospel song of the year in 2011 and spent a combined total of 9 weeks on Billboard’s Gospel songs chart. He was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards and received two nominations at the Dove Awards.

Joe Mettle has won multiple awards in Ghana, including Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA)Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). He also previously won the Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa at the Trumpet Gospel Awards that were held in South Africa.

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