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Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo becomes an ancestor.

2020 has yet again claimed another great, in the person of South African music genius, and founder of the legendary choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Photo by the Mbare Times.

His and their music and sonorous voices were commonplace in homes and beloved by families across and beyond Africa, and so was their success which brought along 4 Grammy wins and 14 nominations, with classic albums and hits like Shaka Zulu; Raise Your Spirit Higher; Ilembe, for Singing For Peace Around The World, and the 2018 release of the group’s 30th Anniversary Celebration entitled Shaka Zulu Revisited.

The Zulu musical hero was born in the Ladysmith district of KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on 28 August 1941 and passed on aged 78, after passing on his music legacy to his sons and protégés, some years earlier. He will be surely and terribly missed, but we are consoled and strengthened by the magic he left behind. Thank you king, and may your beautiful soul Rest In Peace.

Ladysmith led by Joseph Shabalala perform one of their classics ‘Homeless’

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By afrikajump

Arts/Music and Multimedia/ News/Cultural Tourism and Hedonism, Education

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