LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

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Designated “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world” by Nelson Mandela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. Shabalala used his hometown’s name as part of the group name to honor his family’s history; the word black in reference to the black oxen, the strongest of all farm animals; and mambazo, the Zulu word for chopping axe, as a symbol of the group’s vocal ability to clear the path to success.

It took several years for Shabalala to find the best singers to join his group. At one point he had a dream in which he heard the sound he wanted his group to emulate. Finally, in early 1969, with four brothers and three cousins, Shabalala had the voices
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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Amabutho album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amabutho
African Fusion 1973
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Imbongi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Imbongi
African Fusion 1973
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Umama Lo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Umama Lo!
African Fusion 1974
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Isitimela album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Isitimela
African Fusion 1974
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ukukhanya Kwelanga album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ukukhanya Kwelanga
African Fusion 1975
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Shintsha Sithothobala album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shintsha Sithothobala
African Fusion 1975
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Amaqhawe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amaqhawe
African Fusion 1976
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ukusindiswa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ukusindiswa
African Fusion 1976
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Phezulu Emafini album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phezulu Emafini
African Fusion 1976
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ushaka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ushaka
African Fusion 1977
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Indlela Yase Zulwini album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indlela Yase Zulwini
African Fusion 1978
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ezinkulu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ezinkulu
African Fusion 1979
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Intokozo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Intokozo
African Fusion 1979
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Nqonqotha Mfana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nqonqotha Mfana
African Fusion 1980
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ulwandle Oluncgwele album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ulwandle Oluncgwele
African Fusion 1981
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Phansi Emgodini album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phansi Emgodini
African Fusion 1981
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Umthombo Wamanzi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Umthombo Wamanzi
African Fusion 1982
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Induku Zethu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Induku Zethu
African Fusion 1983
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ibhayibheli Liyindlela album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ibhayibheli Liyindlela
African Fusion 1984
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Inkazimulo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inkazimulo
African Fusion 1985
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Inala album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inala
African Fusion 1985
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Zibuyinhlazane (aka Homeless) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zibuyinhlazane (aka Homeless)
African Fusion 1986
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ezulwini Siyakhona album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ezulwini Siyakhona
African Fusion 1986
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Shaka Zulu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shaka Zulu
African Fusion 1987
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Thandani album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thandani
African Fusion 1987
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Journey Of Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey Of Dreams
African Fusion 1988
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Two Worlds One Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Worlds One Heart
African Fusion 1990
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Inkanyezi Nezazi - The Star And The Wiseman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inkanyezi Nezazi - The Star And The Wiseman
African Fusion 1992
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Zulu Traditional = ズールージャイブ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zulu Traditional = ズールージャイブ
African Fusion 1992
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Liph' Iqiniso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Liph' Iqiniso
African Fusion 1993
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Gift Of The Tortoise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gift Of The Tortoise
African Fusion 1994
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Thuthukani Ngoxolo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thuthukani Ngoxolo
African Fusion 1995
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Izigqi Zendoda album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Izigqi Zendoda
African Fusion 1995
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Gospel Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gospel Songs
African Fusion 1995
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ne Nzalabantu ‎: Ukuzala Ukuzelula album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ne Nzalabantu ‎: Ukuzala Ukuzelula
African Fusion 1996
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Heavenly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heavenly
African Fusion 1997
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO In Harmony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Harmony
African Fusion 1999
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Lihl' Ixhiba Likagogo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lihl' Ixhiba Likagogo
African Fusion 2000
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Wenyukela (aka  Raise Your Spirit Higher) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wenyukela (aka Raise Your Spirit Higher)
African Fusion 2003
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Long Walk To Freedom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Long Walk To Freedom
African Fusion 2006
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ilembe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ilembe
African Fusion 2007
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ladysmith Black Mambazo Present The Children Of Agape Choir : We Are Together (Songs From The Motion Picture) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Present The Children Of Agape Choir : We Are Together (Songs From The Motion Picture)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2008
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Kobuye Kulunge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kobuye Kulunge
African Fusion 2010
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Ladysmith Black Mambazo And Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ladysmith Black Mambazo And Friends
African Fusion 2010
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Songs From A Zulu Farm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs From A Zulu Farm
African Fusion 2011
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO African Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Sun
African Fusion 2011
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers
African Fusion 2016

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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Live At The Royal Albert Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Royal Albert Hall
African Fusion 1999
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Live At Montreux 1987/1989/2000 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Montreux 1987/1989/2000
African Fusion 2005
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Live : Singing For Peace Around The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live : Singing For Peace Around The World
African Fusion 2013
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Shaka Zulu Revisited : 30th Anniversary Celebration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shaka Zulu Revisited : 30th Anniversary Celebration
African Fusion 2017

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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO African Harmony : The Best of Ladysmith Black Mambazo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Harmony : The Best of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
African Fusion 2010

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