Don’t miss tribute to South Africa’s Gospel Queen

2009-08-01 00:00

THE life and music of Africa’s Queen of Gospel, Rebecca Malope, will be celebra­ted with a special tribute and cocktail party for invited guests, followed by a gala concert that will be open to the public.

The Rebecca Ebenezer Celebration will get underway at The Jesus Dome Arena in Durban on August 7 at 5 pm. The concert starts at 8 pm.

Malope, who boasts a collection of 12 South African Music Awards (Samas), two Kora Awards, and three Metro FM Music Awards, is considered by many to be a living legend.

Since making her music debut on the Shell Road to Fame 22 years ago, Ribs, as she is known to her millions of fans, has gone on to sell over three million albums.

She has also toured Israel, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world, performed at the State Theatre in Pretoria to cabinet ministers and other dignitaries in 1996, and last year was awarded the first ever, Lifetime Achiever Award in the inaugural SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, organised by the World Gospel Power House committee.

For more information about The Rebecca Ebenezer Celebration, call Zama Mkhize on 074 893 4304 or 078 692 1492 or send an e-mail to

Alternatively, call Wendy Sithole on 072 232 2252 or e-mail

The Durban concert is one of two events planned by World Gospel Power House to celebrate Malope’s contribution to gospel music.

There will also be a gala concert during the launch of the Second SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal government, at the third IZIKO Gospel Music Conference, from August 4 to5 at the famous Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg.

Registration for IZIKO is R250, which includes the two days of information sessions and lunch.

Space is limited. For more information, contact 031 303 3520.

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