"THE LADIES OF ZIYON"
Ziyon was constructed in March of 2008 in Houston, Texas. Our ministry consists of a group of ladies willing and ready to minister to the people through song. Each member begin singing praises to God with several other organizations, but then the Founder, Cynthia Renee Clemons, decided that it was time to part her ways to start her journey as a solo gospel artist. Unfortunately, God had another plan for her ministry. She began conversations with the bass guitarist, Daniel Pinesette, who was also a member of a prior organization with Renee, and vocalist, (older sister) Shelia Chaptmon, who decided to begin singing and playing together as a group. The Members of Ziyon are Cynthia Renee Clemons, Shelia Chaptmon, Rayshanee Horton and Jometra Hawkins. The Lion's Den Band members are Daniel Pinesette, music director & bass guitarist, Knavri Gary, keyboard/ organist, and Kenneth “Duna” Chaptmon, percussionist.
Ziyon has been invited to sing along side of Yolanda Adams, Beverly Crawford, James Hall, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Kelly Price, The Jackson Southernaires, The Racy Brothers, Lisa Knowles and The Brown Singers, Darrell McFadden and The Disciples, and many others. The ministry has been in front of audiences such as The House of Blues- Houston Gospel Sunday Brunch in which they were the first female gospel group/artist to perform, the Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration in September 2010 where Ziyon portrayed the world famous Clark Sisters, and invited to be a part of several Gospel Explosion across the nation. Ziyon has also been a part of the Battle of the Bands competition for the Allstate Gospel Superfest in August 2011 and was named 3rd place winner of the Jackson, Mississippi division. The group has been nominated for several awards over the course of their career, such as, 2 nominations for the 2012 Rhythm of Gospel Awards, Two SCM Gospel Awards in 2011 and two Texas Excellence awards in 2011 & 2012. Through all of the experience and talent God has given each member, Ziyon has been fortunate to release two full cd project, “Simply Ziyon” and their latest released in 2011, “Journey to the Prize”.
Special Events & Venues:
2012 & 2011 Rhythm of Gospel Awards Show – Omni Hotel –Jacksonville, Florida
2012 McDonald’s Gospel Fest – McDonald’s Restaurant – Newark, New Jersey
2011 Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands – Jackson, Mississippi
2011 Most Powerful Voices Concert – George R. Brown Convention Center – Houston, Texas
2010-2011 Gospel Sunday Brunch - House of Blues – Houston, Texas
2010 Houston Black Expo - George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, Texas
2010 National Gospel Heritage Month Concert – New Light Church – Houston, Texas
2009 American Heart Association’s Bay Area Heart Walk – Big League Baseball Arena Webster, Texas
Ziyon has created an Electronic Press Kit online and it is available to browse our photos, music and videos.
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