Saturday, January 21, 2012
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
"Thuthukani Ngoxolo" (CD)
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.
Posted by T. at 3:33 PM