Ladysmith Black Mambazo are one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive groups. For over fifty years the legendary a cappella male choir have invoked the soul of South Africa with their intricate rhythms and harmonies and powerful, uplifting songs. They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, and have been touring the world ever since.
They have just won their fifth Grammy for the classic re-recording of their breakthrough album Shaka Zulu.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo wanted to mark the passing of Hugh Masekela, who first worked with them 30 years ago. You can read their statement here.