Artist: Joyous Celebration
Joyous Celebration is South Africa's largest and most successful Gospel choir. Led by musical director Mthunzi Namba and producer/conductor Lindelani Mkhize, they have released 12 albums in 12 years and are determined to release an album a year for as long as they can. The charismatic and energetic choir has blessed audiences across Southern Africa, with their opening shows selling out in the first week.
Joyous Celebration has given birth to some of South Africa's biggest musicians today, such as the late Wendy Mseleku, Margaret Motsage, Swazi Dlamini, Vicky Vilakazi, Benjamin Dube, Judith Sephuma, Jabu Hlongwane, among others. Producer Lindelani Mkhize has been hailed South Africa's number 1 gospel lyricist, and writes for numerous artists including Kabelo. Members of JC are selected at competitive nationwide auditions every 2 years. When the choir started, the mission was to "create a group that would uplift the nation and reflect South Africa's inspirational transition". 12 years later, they have won numerous awards from the prestigious KORA awards to the regional South African Music Awards.
They sing a wide range of gospel tracks from traditional hymns to contemporary christian music. Any one album will contain atleast 8 languages, with a dash of some celebratory praise and worship songs.