Ladysmith Black Mambazo Gift of the Tortoise

Gift of the Tortoise
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CD Details

  • Released: February 8, 1994
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Music Little People


  • 1.Introduction
  • 2.Kanje Kanje
  • 3.Rain Chant
  • 4.There Come Our Mothers
  • 5.Nomyekelo
  • 6.Finger Dance
  • 7.Thekwane
  • 8.Vulani Ringi Ring
  • 9.Boy Who Turned Into a Cat
  • 10.Paparam Vingo
  • 11.Shabalala
  • 12.Two Shelleni
  • 13.Mbube (Lion Sleeps Tonight)
  • 14.Peace Be With You

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Gcina Mhlophe, Johnny Clegg, Rita Lackey, Fauna Dillon-Ostrow, Iona Dillon-Ostrow, Takhus Ekedal, Leib Ostrow, "Pops."
Producers: Joseph Shabalala, Gcina Mhlophe, Leib Ostrow.
GIFT OF THE TORTOISE is a children's album of Zulu songs and stories narrated by Gcina Mhlophe, with music by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Johnny Clegg.
Personnel: Geina Mhlophe, Fauna Dillon-Ostrow, Tahkus Ekedal, Rita Lackey (vocals); Johnny Clegg (guitar); Leib Ostrow (shaker).
Liner Note Author: Leib Ostrow.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Albert Mazibuko; Abednego Mazibuko; Russel Mthembu.
Best known in America for their collaboration with Paul Simon on his albums "Graceland" and "Rhythm Of The Saints," Ladysmith Black Mambazo now offer this new album for children of ceremonial dances and music of the Zulu people. Enthusiastic narration is provided by Fudugazi, and an old troubadour tortoise played by popular South African performer, producer and director Gcina Mhlophe. Audiences of any age will be fascinated by this magical musical adventure. ~ MusD

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Product Info

  • UPC: 093624255321
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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