Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo - "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" (4/6) HD
In 2007 Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, Lyle Lovett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Anthony, Art Garfunkel and a host of others joined Paul Simon in Washington, D.C., to honor Paul as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Here he performs "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes".
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo - King Of Kings (Live at Montreux 2000)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo are the most famous and successful Zulu vocal group of all time. Founded and led by Joseph Shabalala in 1974, they quickly became hugely popular in their native South Africa but it was their collaboration with Paul Simon on his classic Graceland album in the mid-eighties that brought them to a worldwide audience. The group's stunning vocal harmonies combining a number of bass voices with a single tenor and alto and with Shabalala singing lead are instantly recognizable and extraordinarily powerful and their live shows are also a showcase for athletic Zulu dancing.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Oliver Mtukudzi - Hello My Baby
The official music for the re-release of Ladysmith Back Mambazo's Hello My Baby with the collaboration of Oliver Mtukudzi. The greeting song they say "Hello" with on their international shows to the audience will now say "Hello" to all.
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INSINGIZI (Isicathamiya, Vocal trio from Bulawayo Zimbabwe) EPK
INSINGIZI is an extraordinary trio from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe that offers uplifting performances filled with harmonious a cappella singing, traditional chants, hand percussion, and superb choreography. Their songs possess a gentleness and honesty that stir the soul, conveying a wide range of challenges facing people today.
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Insingizi: Ngizobambelela (I Will Hold On) Lyrics & Translation
Contrary to much of what we hear preached about within Christianity today; the bible warns us how in the latter days how ".. many will turn away from the faith" (Matt 24:10) in times of difficulties and in testing. However just as a good sailor is seen in a storm; a good servant will cling onto and rejoice in the Love of the Lord Jesus. David declared in Psalms 97:10 "Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked." This song, sung in Ndebele (also can be understood in Zulu by Insingizi declares how the Love of the Lord Jesus is far higher and greater than anything the world or man can offer. Ngizobambelela means 'I will hold on", or "I will persevere" encouraging the believer to stand firm being a good seed; not the seeds that fall on the rocks which "receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away." (Luke 8:13)
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Nkosi Sikelela (Live At Montreux 1989)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo are the most famous and successful Zulu vocal group of all time. Founded and led by Joseph Shabalala in 1974, they quickly became hugely popular in their native South Africa but it was their collaboration with Paul Simon on his classic Graceland album in the mid-eighties that brought them to a worldwide audience.
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Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens ~ Thokozile
Thokozile is a South African mbaqanga township jive 1986 hit, which appears also on the album of the same name released in 1987. (1988 in the UK). The song is a re-recording of their 1960's song Sithunyiwe. Thokozile is a girls name, meaning to praise, to be happy. In the song, Thokozile is praised and congratulated on her marriage.
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WOMADelaide 2007 - The Mahotella Queens
The Mahotella Queens – Hilda Tloubatla, Mildred Mangxola and Nobesuthu Mbadu – belong to the legend of urban South-African music. In the early 60s, together with Mahlathini («The Lion of Soweto») and the musicians of the Makgona Tsothle Band, they invented the Mbaqanga, an explosive style blending traditional music forms (Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, Shangaan etc) and Marabi (South-African jazz in Apartheid times) with American Rhythm’n’Blues, Soul and Gospel, then heard throughout the townships. The Queens were far more than just a female chorus: their velvety voices, their charisma and their sense of show and stage were an essential element in the band.
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Mahotella Queens - AFH268
Back in the summer of 1988, when the newly born world music beast started chomping through the undergrowth of the mainstream music industry, our nation?s arts centers caught their first glimpses of South Africa?s Mahotella Queens. Touring just as the thick fog of apartheid was clearing (and in the company of gravel-voiced ?king of the groaners? Mahlathini and the drum-tight Makgona Tsohle Band), the Queens introduced us to the potency of mbaqanga, the township jive so long denied us by cultural boycotts.
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Soul Brothers Release Sizzling Album
Mbaqanga kings, Soul Brothers, have released a sizzling album titled Umdeni Wami, following the death of lead vocalist David Masondo in 2015. The group has also released a book titled ‘The Life And Times of Soul Brothers narrated through the eyes of remaining band founder, Moses Ngwenya.
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Amaswazi Emvelo (South Africa): U Nowa (1981)
Amaswazi Emvelo were the last to come out of the famous Mavuthela mbaqanga stable. Led by Meshack Mkwananzi, this SiSwati vocal group features on all the great 80s international compilation albums – including on all three volumes of “The Indestructible Beat of Soweto”.
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Imitshotshovu established themselves as the backing band for the mighty Soul Brothers, the top-selling mbaqanga group in the universe, before recording their first album in 1985. Their songs feature the percussive keyboard sound that is a hallmark of almost all mbaqanga genre, devised by the Soul Brothers' "Black" Moses Ngwenya. Please Enjoy
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