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August 3, 2005

Paradise Singers celebrate 20 years

Daily News (Republic of Botswana):

Over a thousand gospel lovers braved the windy and chilly weather to see and hear the warm, fuzzy and spiritual healing tunes of the Paradise Singers in Serowe. Paradise Singers, a Seventh Day Adventist based group comprising 26 members singing acapella, celebrated their 20th anniversary in style over the weekend and among dignitaries present were the Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Pelonomi Venson, and Lands and Housing Minister Ramadeluka Seretse.

The group is well known for its adherence to its mission of spreading the gospel in song and a passion of serving the community, including participating in community projects such as raising funds for Masiela Trust Fund in Maun and Palapye in 1999, songs of hope for parliamentarians in 2003 and for Tshotlego Morama last year.Our resolve had always been to do something for the orphans in this country, and we will continue to execute our mission even in the next 10-20 years, said Clifford Matsoga, a public relations officer for the church, in an interview with BOPA.

Just from their singing that brings the sinner closer to his or her Saviour, and the touchy messages relayed, undoubtedly Paradise Singers is richly endowed with an assortment of skills among members. It is this assortment of traits that has made the group stay together for the past 20 years, Matsoga said. Most of their songs are in Setswana, making it easier for most Batswana to appreciate Gods amazing grace and love through music. They have so far produced four audios, three CDs and a video. Paradise Singers are well known for such touchy gospel music pieces as Khalefari, Jeso o etla, and One o le teng. They have also shared the stage with other gospel groups in countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Czechoslovakia.

Posted by acapnews at August 3, 2005 8:18 PM