Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
"Thuthukani Ngoxolo"

I first heard (probably like many kids of my generation) Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Sesame Street. Only as an adult did I learn that LBM became known to this continent because of Paul Simon and 'Graceland.'

This is a very recent addition to my CD collection. I knew nothing about the album except that it seemed improbable that you could buy a bad LBM album.

It's beautiful. You could fall asleep to these songs. The trance-like all-male group performs with great diction and ensemble and makes you wish you were from South Africa.

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