2018 Grammys - Best Children's Album

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Saturday January 13, 2018


2018 GRAMMY Nominations: Best Children’s Album Roundup
By: Renée Fabian

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Known for their rich tenor/alto/bass harmonies, which they lent to Paul Simon’s GRAMMY-winning album Graceland in 1986, South African men’s choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is now bringing their five-plus decades of experience and world view to a younger generation with their latest children’s album, Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents Around The World.

As the title suggests, the album is all about celebrating community, diversity and cross-cultural understanding. Sung in both Zulu and English, tracks such as “All Women Are Beautiful,” “Different Colors Mean Nothing To Me,” “Love Your Neighbor,” and “Long Walk To Freedom,” embody this message.

“With our new album, we want to share our songs of peace and love with the little ones,” group member Albert Mazibuko said. “We want parents to have a collection of songs to listen with their kids, songs that hold important messages.”

Ladysmith Black Mambazo are four-time GRAMMY winners in the world music category. In addition to their nomination for Best Children’s Album, the group is also nominated for Best World Music Album for Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

Listen to the album and read more about the other Grammy nominations here