REBECCA MALOPE | @DrRebeccaMalope – THE QUEEN OF SOUTH AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC LIVE IN ENGLAND .. cc: @Pathfindda
Few artists occupy the high firmament that Rebecca Malope enjoys in the South African music scene. She has released 36 chart breaking albums, sold millions of copies, won countless music awards, honoured by institutions of higher learning and above all is respected by her peers and revered by legions of her fans.
From the moment she entered and won “Shell Road To Fame”,Malope’s name was in the stars. Her superb collaboration with Sizwe Zako, Vuyo Mokoena and Jabu Nkabinde weaned her off bubblegum music and instead spurned gospel anthems that inspired generations.
Her music has given birth to new believers, entrenched faith in those who started to doubt themselves and brought back hundreds from their suicide attempts. Malope, through her immense talent and voice has comforted many women who couldn’t bear children, struggling to support their families or were in abusive relationships. And many more men and women whose hearts have been broken by the death or loss of their loved ones have found strength in the spiritual booster that is her music.
Rebecca’s music indeed reaches people from all walks of life and from all over the world. Some of her performing successes include:
singing at Nelson Mandela’s Presidential inauguration in 1994;
performing with the National Symphony Orchestra in 1994;
playing the Pretoria State Theatre in 1995;
packing out the Natal Playhouse Opera Theatre in November 1997;
igniting the stage at a Gospel festival in Washington DC in 1997,
and performing in countries like Israel (where she made history by travelling to Israel where a CCV TV crew shot a 52-minute Easter special for national broadcast on Good Friday, 15 April 1995), the UK, America and many African countries.
Despite all of these tremendous accomplishments and accolades, heartaches and struggles, Rebecca refuses to forget her roots and her biggest mentor, her Lord. And she’s always pushing herself forward – in particular honing her songwriting talent.
JOIN REBECCA MALOPE LIVE IN THE UK THIS OCTOBER
DATE : October 7th
The New Bingley Hall
1 Hockley Circus