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- Listed: August 9, 2013 5:14 pm
GLORIA Bosman, was born in Mofolo, but was raised in Pimville, Soweto. At no time did she consider that life would take her on a journey that would include stage and performing on as a professional performer.
In much the same way as many of her American contemporaries, she began her career singing in a church Choir.
Her first taste of the professional world came after she was approached by Felicia Marion of Joy fame to fill in for one of the singers in a production called SA Love at the Market Theatre in 1993. After this production, she was awarded scholarships by both Nedbank & Permanent Bank, which enabled her to study opera at the Technikon Pretoria.
From these early beginnings Gloria has amassed an impressive biography having performed and sung with the cream of South African musicians amongst them Sibongile Khumalo, Jonas Gwangwa, Moses Molelekwa, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, James Philips, Victor Masondo and Hugh Masekela.
Her stage career includes performances on various acts such as: SA Love, a musical of South African love songs produced by Christo Leach, Jubilation a gospel based musical directed by Ivor Jones, Woman in Spirit, The Lion and the Lamb, the award winning play by actor director John Kani.
She has performed as the leading lady for Arts Alive (1995 / 1997), The Joy of Jazz Festival in Pretoria (1997 / 1998), the 1998 Women’s Arts Festival in Durban and the Grahamstown Festival (1998). She toured France with Jonas Gwangwa and has sung for both outgoing and incoming presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
Gloria has performed at numerous corporate functions, for prestigious awards ceremonies and at private parties.
Her debut album Tranquility won the SAMA Best Newcomer award. Gloria has performed in theatre productions including the musicals SA Love, Jubilation, Woman in Spirit and John Kani’s The Lion and the Lamb.
Gloria Bosman’s repertoire with the band includes music from her 3 CD’s including “cover” songs from her 3rd CD like :
- Time after time
- Smoke gets in your eyes
- Ntyilo – Ntyilo
- Ilanga (African sunset)
- Ain’t no sunshine
- God bless the child
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