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Biography: Who's Gloria Bosman?

2007-03-14 15:40
Like many musicians' carreers all over the world, Sowetan-born Gloria Bosman's musical career began in the church choir. A production at the Market Theatre in 1993 earned her a scholarship to study opera at the Pretoria Technikon. She has performed live all over South AFrica - you've had a drink there, she's played it! Her interactive personal touch can get any crowd on their feet and begging for more. Gloria has shared the stage (both locally and internationally) with famous names dead and living: Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Sipho Gumede, Oliver Mtukudzi, Victor Masondo and Hugh Masekela are just a few or the stars she's encountered. Her latest recorded offering, Emzini, is already receiving wide acclaim and airplay. A slight departure for Gloria, it focusses on simple African melodic lines, but her “Jazzy” sound and two bonus “House” remixes (the album is produced by the slick guys at Jazzworx) add depth and allow her to reach out to a more diverse audience. Bosman's music speaks to the soul of every individual, often revisiting times, places and values lost or forgotten. Gloria’s drive and talent have enabled her to break into the Afrikaans music market, where she has developed a relationship with new fans. She has appeared at many of the major Afrikaans music festivals, including KKNK, Aardklop and Skouspel in Sun City. Gloria was also recently part of a project called ‘Al Daai Jazz’, which were jazzy rearrangements of Afrikaans songs. (Adapted from Sheer Music's press release)
From church choir to boozy clubs and worldwide renoun. Here's the story of Sowetan-born Gloria Bosman.
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