South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo wins GRAMMY AWARD for Best World Music Album 2017
(January 28, 2018). It was announced today that the world renowned South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was awarded the GRAMMY AWARD for Best World Music Album of 2017 for their recording, SHAKA ZULU REVISITED. This is the 5TH GRAMMY Award the group has won in their long and storied career. Formed in the 1960's by Joseph Shabalala (retired 2014), the group is now led by Joseph's four sons, Thulani, Sibongiseni, Thamsanqa and Msizi Shabalala. On winning the GRAMMY Award, the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo say "This is the highest honour we can receive from the music profession. It is humbling to know that this fifth GRAMMY Award, for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, is the most any World Music group has ever received. Each time we step into a recording studio we work very hard to create something true to our culture, true to our country of South Africa and to true to our message of Peace and Love. The great Nelson Mandela told us that it was our mission to use our ability to be heard all over the world as a means to spread this message of peace. We will never cease in this and we thank the GRAMMY Awards for being part of our mission. We'd like to thank our fans for their continued support in this musical journey of ours. Of course we thank the people of South Africa, who have long supported us as artistic leaders for their nation."
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is performing at the Weill Center Sunday, February 18 at 7:00 pm! This world famous show is great for all ages! Bring your family and buy your tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo LIVE on the Weill Center stage!