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DBD NOMINATED FOR SAMA AWARD (article first published : 2008-04-7)

Durbanís famous Isicathamiya group, Durban Black Drifterís, has been nominated for the SAMA Awards taking place at the Sun City Superbowl on May 3, 2008.

The group is nominated for the best Acapella with their new album released under Universal Music Label entitled Obababethu. Other artists in this category are Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joe Mafela and Afrika Mama.

Durban Black Drifters new CD is produced by world acclaimed film producer and veteran record producer Robin Hogarth who is responsible for the Soweto Gospel Choir recordings.

Late last year the group had another successful tour of the United States where they performed in Chicago, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Maryland, Nebraska and Philladelphia, to name but a few cities.

The Durban Black Drifters annual award winning event, the ace Caltex Isicathamiya High Schools Choir Competition, will be held at the Playhouse Opera in Durban on May 9, 2008. There will be 60 choirs participating with huge cash and computer prizes to be won. For more information call 073 301 6740.




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