ABOUT DR. THOMAS CHAUKE
Dr. Thomas Chauke is a South African legend whose pioneering role in the development and evolution of Tsonga music has been rewarded with a string of honours and awards that are as numerous as the albums he has released in an illustrious career that spans over three decades.
Dr Thomas Hasani Chauke was born in 1952 in Saselamani Village near Malamulele in Limpopo. His style of music includes the sound of an electric guitar and female backers, which have earned him a unique place in the history of Xitsonga traditional music.
With 34 studio albums to his name, Dr. Thomas Chauke and the Shinyori Sisters have redefined the landscape of South African traditional music. His prolific songwriting and performances have put Xitsonga music in the forefront
The music legend and his entourage have lit up stages around the continent, their efforts have been awarded the highest accolades in the music industry.
- 17 South African Music Awards (SAMAs), including a Lifetime Achievement Award
- 11 Munghana Lonene Xitsonga Music Awards
- 4 South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs)
- 1 Morula Music Award
- 1 Wawela Music Award