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Stage-Play to Celebrate Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Wednesday May 22, 2013

From SABC Digital News

Stage-play to celebrate Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The story of world acclaimed acapella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, is taking to the stage. The production is the brainchild of Ekhaya Arts Centre in KwaMashu.

It’s expected to premier in October this year. “Isicathamiya” was originally known as iMbube. The music genre was established by Zulu migrant workers in Johannesburg and made popular by Joseph Shabalala.

In the 1960s, Shabalala and his friends in Ladysmith founded Schathamiya and named it after the town. The group entertained at weddings and parties -and it wasn’t long before Ladysmith Black Mambazo became a household name.

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