ladysmith blackmam bazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. The group has now become a mobile academy, teaching people about South Africa and its culture. In January 1999, The Ladysmith Black Mambazo Foundation was foundated. The aim of the organization is to teach young Zulu. South African children about their traditional culture and music; isicathamiya. In 2012, Ladysmith Blck Mambazo celebrate fifty years of holding the South African “Cultural Ambassador” title.

 

Major Awards:

1981

SARIE Award               Best Choral Group on Disc

1988

Grammy Award           Best Traditional Folk Recording

1993

Drama Desk Award     Outstanding Music in a Play   

1996

Drama Desk Award     Best Original Music

1997

SAMA Award                Best Zulu Music Album

1997

SAMA Award                Best Duo or Group Award

2001

SAMA Award                Best Zulu Music Album

2005

Grammy Award            Best Traditional World Music Album

2008

SAMA Award                Best Traditional A Cappella Album

2009

Grammy Award            Best Traditional World Music Album

ladysmith blackmam bazo
ladysmith blackmam bazo