Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Dies | Songlines
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Dies

By Spencer Grady

One of the great world ambassadors of Zulu music, Joseph Shabalala, died on February 11, aged 78

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Joseph Shabalala

The South African musician was best known as the founder, director and main composer of award-winning a capella choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which initially came to global attention after collaborating with Paul Simon on his 1986 album, Graceland

There will be a full obituary in the next issue of Songlines (out March 6).  

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