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Oliver Mtukudzi: 22 September 1952 – 23 January 2019

Last month the continent of Africa lost one of its musical giants with the passing of the legendary Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi. One of Zimbabwe’s most recognised musicians, Mtukudzi didn’t limit himself to simply entertaining people, but rather used his talent to address social ills facing the community, with many of his older songs talking about the struggles […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo performing in Africa's Time by Jeremy Olivier

Africa’s Time

If you’re away from home at the moment and find yourself in need of a reminder of Africa’s great beauty then spend a few moments watching Jérémy Olivier’s new single, Africa’s Time, featuring the legendary choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM). Not only will you get to hear the soothing isicathamiya tunes of five time Grammy winners, […]

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Umncintiswano weLadysmith Black Mambazo

Iqembu lezika cothoza mfana elidume umhlaba wonke iLadysmith Black Mambazo ithathe igxathu elihle ekubuyiseni esizweni iphinde ifake isandla ekuthuthukisweni komculo wesintu isicathamiya. Lokhu ngikuphimisa ngoba leli qembu livule ngokusemthethweni isikhungo somculo wesicathamiya lapho bezobe behambela ezifundeni ezahlukene. Inhloso enkulu yalesikhungo ukuvundulula amaciko esicathamiya, kanti ke futhi nokugqamisa lomculo ebantwini. Lo mzungezo uqale ngomhlaka 12 kwephezulu […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Lonyaka siwuvule kahle ngezindaba ezimtoti ezithinta iqembu lomculo womdabu elibizwa ngeLadysmith Black Mambazo elihlabane nge-Grammy Award ezweni laseMelika obesekuyindondo yabo yesihlanu kulomkhakha ewunqobe kuqhathwe izingqungqulu ezikhiphe ulozolo lecwecwe elimnandi. Leliqembu elicula isithamiyo noma ngamafuphi mbube, lasungulwa ubaba uJoseph Mshengu Shabalala ngonyaka ka1960 kanye no-Albert Mazibuko. ILadysmith Black Mambazo idume umhlaba wonke futhi […]

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Proudly South African!

Every country has things that it is proud of, things that make their citizens beam with pride, and the a cappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM), are definitely on the list of things that South Africans can celebrate! At the 60th Grammy Awards held last Sunday, Ladysmith Black Mambazo walked away with the Best World Music Grammy […]

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Gentle Steps to Freedom

We’re all about the music this week! On Tuesday we wrote a brief introduction to the history of isicathimiya, but if you really want to learn more about this wonderful art form then you should do yourself a favour and watch the Oscar nominated documentary, On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom. Predominantly a profile on Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the films […]

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