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Monday July 31, 2017

From Telegraph UK

Womad: Ladysmith Black Mambazo were faultless in a festival of eclectic delights
By: Tristram Fane Saunders

With their cheeky scissor-kicks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo were pretty spry for a 57-year-old choral group. Their line-up has evolved – founder Joseph Shabalala retired in 2008, leaving his youngest son, Thamsanqa, in charge – but the South Africans’ close-knit harmonies are just as faultless as they were on Paul Simon’s Graceland, which, in 1986, brought them international fame.

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