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  • South Africa:
    Of Strong Winds, Heavy Hearts and Joseph Shabalala Telling the South African Story

    The Conversation Africa, 14 February 2020

    Joseph Shabalala was the affable leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a men’s group that sang isicathamiya, a traditional Zulu genre of South African a cappella. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    ‘Shabalala Music Will Never Die’

    The Herald, 14 February 2020

    When Paul Simon introduced Ladysmith Black Mambazo during the Graceland Concert at Rufaro Stadium, Harare, in 1987, he explained that they were named after the mbazo, “a small axe,… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:
    We Miss You Legend Shabalala

    The Herald, 13 February 2020

    I am still reeling from shock following Joseph Shabalala’s death on February 11, 2020. It is at times like this that one feels words alone are not enough to describe emotions. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Tributes Continue for Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder

    SAnews.gov.za, 12 February 2020

    Tributes continue to pour in for Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala, who passed away on Tuesday. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Joseph Shabalala’s Call to Raise Our Spirits Higher

    New Frame, 14 February 2020

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s founding member, who died this week, took his music from hostel rooftops to music’s grandest theatres and, now, to the skies. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Joseph Shabalala Dies

    allAfrica, 11 February 2020

    The five-time Grammy-award winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has lost its founder Joseph Shabalala. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Condolences Pour in for Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala

    News24Wire, 11 February 2020

    Condolences and well wishes have been pouring in following the death of Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Joseph Shabalala’s Walk Under African Skies

    Daily Maverick, 12 February 2020

    ‘Joseph’s face was black as night, the pale moon shone in his eyes’ — and with that, the founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo was introduced to the world through a Paul Simon song. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    President Mourns Passing of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder

    SAnews.gov.za, 11 February 2020

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the passing of Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    South African Musical Icon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Dies

    This is Africa, 11 February 2020

    South Africa has lost an icon with the death of traditional Zulu music superstar Joseph Shabalala, the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which won five… Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala, 78, Has Died

    News24Wire, 11 February 2020

    Channel24 has confirmed that Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala has died at Life Eugene Marais Hospital on Tuesday. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Is Dead

    Nairobi News, 11 February 2020

    Legendary singer Joseph Shabalala, who created the world-famous South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, is dead. Read more »