Ladysmith Black Mambazo Visits Hinsdale Elementary

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Wednesday February 20, 2013

From the Chicago Tribune

Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs in Hinsdale
By: Annemarie Mannion

Asked if they would sing a lullaby during an appearance at Monroe Elementary Schoolin Hinsdale, members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African musical group made famous when they performed on Paul Simon’s album “Graceland” politely declined.

“I don’t know if you want us to sing it ‘” otherwise they’ll go to sleep,” said Thulani Shabalala, son of the group’s founder.

The appearance by four members of the nine-member group was a highlight of the year for the students who’ve been studying South Africa’s history, culture, economics and other aspects throughout the school year.

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