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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom

Read "Long Walk to Freedom" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It's fitting that the third track of Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Long Walk to Freedom was co-written by Joseph Shabala, the group's lead singer, founder and musical director, and American pop star Paul Simon. About twenty years ago, Simon introduced this South African group to the pop world on Graceland. With Emmylou Harris providing a Simon-like lead ...

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom

Read "Long Walk to Freedom" reviewed by Jim Santella

The vocal call and response of Ladysmith Black Mambazo traces our world's civilizations from the very beginning. As a form of communication, singing has accompanied the advancement of societies far and wide. Our ancestors undoubtedly found it as pleasurable as we do. With a cappella singing providing a natural delight that cannot be replaced by modern ...