Here Behind the Mzansi Gay Choir


Here Behind the Mzansi Gay Choir

Behind the Mzansi Gay Choir

Johannesburg, South Africa

Following their sterling performance on Sunday at the SA Idols many revellers have been left with their tongues tied wanting another drip of their acoustics.

However, prior to Sunday many had not heard about the Mzansi Gay Choir but they have been in the music scenes for close to five years now.

The choir was established in 2016 by popular media personality and make-up artist Thami Dish, during the Feather Awards in 2016 together with Kelly Khumalo, where they held auditions for a one-night-only performance.

Moreover, the choir consisting of 24 male members knows how to do acapella and sing in complete sync. From Keabetsoe Nkoko, a 25-year-old tenor from Johannesburg who joined the Mzansi Gay Choir in 2017, to Abongile, a 23-year-old transgender jazz artist, and Jabulani Ishmael Thabedi known as Jabu Gudra, where they all contribute in creating the perfect musical masterpiece.

“The choir is a combination of different personalities coming together to create something special,” said Thami.

In addition, the choir is very outspoken on the issues affecting the queer community, and they proudly stand for black and social injustice issues.

“We are black before we express our pride as homosexuals and the first thing you see is our skin. Don’t be a drag just be a queen, but most importantly stay uniquely beautiful, we keep working harder for queer visibility and representation and we keep going,” said the Mzansi Gay Choir on their socials.

Moreover, the Mzansi Gay Choir channels some of its proceeds that it gets towards charities and conducting social awareness campaigns against homophobic sentiments. With the year coming to an end there is definitely more up the sleeves of the Mzansi Gay Choir come 2021 and music revellers should brace themselves for an enticing year.