Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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The success of Paul Simon’s album Graceland did much to give the music of black South Africa international recognition in the mid-80s, and in particular gave a high profile to the choral group Mambazo and their captivating a cappella Zulu music (iscathamiya). Founded as Ezimnyama Ngenkani by Joseph Shabalala (Bhekizizwe Jospeh Siphatimandla, 28 August 1941, Ladysmith, South Africa) in 1960, the group changed its name to Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1964. The new name referred to... Read more

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