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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Makes A Triumphant Return To The North Coast

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March 2nd, 2018

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Makes A Triumphant Return To The North Coast
March 1st, 2018

Chances are, you’ve heard Ladysmith Black Mambazo in one form or another. If not from a string of candy commercials ten or so-odd years ago, then most likely as the “backup” band on Paul Simon’s hugely successful 1986 album Graceland.

And, while you’re probably not familiar with the band’s native tongue, their music has had an affect on you. Powerful African rhythms, the nine-member outfit hails from South Africa, sung in a tradition called Isicathamiya, have led the choral group around the world countless times since founded by Joseph Shabalala in 1960.
Read the full story at North Coast Music Beat

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