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Ladysmith Black Mambazo talk to Hollywood Soapbox about 60 years of South African Music.

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Sunday February 02, 2020

From Hollywood Soapbox

INTERVIEW: Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrates six decades of South African music
By: JOHN SOLTES

“The singers of Ladysmith Black Mambazo are bonafide ambassadors of South African culture. For six decades they have been bringing the music of their nation around their own country and around the world, all with the hope of promoting peace, unity and fun.

Currently Ladysmith Black Mambazo is touring the United States, bringing their unique energy and their hopeful message to audience members both old and young. This tour is extra special because it honors the group’s 60th anniversary.

For South Africans, it was a different world back in the 1960s when Joseph Shabalala founded the group that would eventually become Ladysmith. The deadly and harsh realities of apartheid were taking hold, and decades of violence and unrest fell upon the nation.”

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