In 2011, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – led by founder and front man Joseph Shabalala – celebrates forty-five years of joyous and uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual alchemy ... Read more in Amazon's Ladysmith Black Mambazo Store
A particularly good example of one of Joseph Shabalala and Ladysmith Black Mambazo's isicathamiya recordings. "Ingwe Idla Ngamabala" and "Watatazela" are particularly good songs; the title "Ingwe, Idla Ngamabala" being repeated by the seven bass voices while the altos and Joseph weave in and out with separate harmonies. Recommended for any LBM fan who wants a transcription of one of their first international releases.