Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Contents 1 Background 2 Genre Formation 3 Naming 4 Music career Retrospect Background Ladysmith Black Mambazo presents the traditional music of South Africa and is regarded as the country’s cultural emissary at home and around the world. In 1993, at Nelson Mandela’s request, Ladysmith Black Mambazo accompanied the future President to the Nobel Peace Prize … Read more

Early Black Popular Music in Durban

In the early part of the 1900’s the music that symbolised identification with Victorian values for Zulu speakers was imusic.  Although essentially founded in European and American music, it was not simply a black imitation of Western metropolitan culture.  Afro-American music and minstrelsongs, together with various other forms of musical comedy and black humour, played an important role … Read more