7 Questions with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Wednesday March 21, 2018

From Forbes Africa

7 Questions With Ladysmith Black Mambazo
By: Melitta Ngalonkulu

Fresh off winning their fifth Grammy award, South Africa’s legendary music group tells us about producing timeless music.

What is the message behind your music?

Peace, love and harmony. Our message has never changed. We want to bring people together through music. We remember that 20 years ago we were asked to perform in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the first time. That place was still having terrible problems. We thought ‘hey, our country had terrible problems but we changed. We started to respect each other and work together. Sure, it’s not perfect yet but it’s getting there’. We thought it was important to sing for people in Belfast to show them that peace and love were the true way to live together. This is what our music is for.

Do you believe musicians can change the world with music?

Absolutely, music knows no boundaries, nor borders. Music brings people together. Music heals, music helps. Music flows through all societies and links us as one world.

Read the whole interview here