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South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo wins 5th Grammy



Recording artists Ladysmith Black Mambazo, winners of Best World Music Album for ‘Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration’, accept the award onstage at the Premiere Ceremony during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo have won their fifth Grammy award on Sunday at the 60th Grammys Ceremony.

The group won in the Best World Music Album category for their album “Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration.”

The group was nominated in two categories including the Best World Music Album category for ‘Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration’ and in the Best Children’s Album category for ‘Songs Of Peace and Love For Kids and Parents Around The World’.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been nominated for a total of 19 Grammys.

The musicians re-recorded the Shaka Zulu album in tribute to the group’s founder Joseph Shabalala, who retired.

The all-men singing group rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his 1986 album ‘Graceland,’ and have won multiple awards.

They were formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960 and later became one of South Africa’s most prolific recording artists, with their releases receiving gold and platinum disc honours

The group has since become a mobile academy, teaching people about South Africa and its culture.

Photo Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

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  1. omomo

    January 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    have you guys noticed its only pure indigenous music from Africa that gets the grammy nod……*side eyes @ all our americanized music with naked girls and no message*

    • Babalwa Fanti

      January 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      So true ??????

  2. Papermoon

    January 29, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    “Somebody say hello hello hello”……..I love them!

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