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Article: Under the Radar

The Word from Johannesburg, Part I: Nduduzo Makhathini

Read "The Word from Johannesburg, Part I: Nduduzo Makhathini" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In 1919, the Pasadena Evening Post said: “the friends of Mr. Whiteman have with much enthusiasm bestowed the title of “King of Jazz" upon him." While Paul Whiteman was heavily criticized for wearing the crown, it was not one that was self-attributed or with which he felt completely comfortable. But Whiteman was a brilliant marketer and ...

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Article: Interview

Dan Shout: In With a Shout

Read "Dan Shout: In With a Shout" reviewed by Seton Hawkins


While it might be a cliché to say it, one can expect the unexpected when listening to the music of Dan Shout. An exceptional saxophonist and composer, the Cape Town-based artist has also built a sterling track record of creating highly distinctive and exciting albums. While he initially made a splash in 2012 with ...

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News: Recording

MoonJune Releases Two Voices: Boris Savoldelli and Copernicus

MoonJune announces two (very different) new releases BORIS SAVOLDELLI: Insanology (CD) This is the reissue of Boris' breakthrough first solo release, originally distributed only in Italy, in 2007. “An arresting mix of painstakingly overdubbed vocals, human beatbox effects, African-inspired choral music, plus the odd visit to the world of Jimi Hendrix (an extraordinary version ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Rediscovers Idyllic Past

Since their earliest recordings, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has maintained a respect and a reverence for their past. The centuries-old story of their homeland—sometimes joyous, sometimes troubled, but always rich and exhilarating—has been at the very foundation of this vocal group since its very beginning. Ladysmith's international image was boosted after their best-selling collaboration with Paul Simon ...

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Article: Film Review

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Live!

Read "Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Live!" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Ladysmith Black Mambazo Live! Heads Up International 2009 Music is, for all intents and purposes, a listening experience--one that is enhanced when accompanied by something visual. The South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo delivers visually as well as aurally with Live!, a concert DVD recorded in 2008 ...

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Long Walk to Freedom

Label: Heads Up International
Released: 2006
Track listing: Nomathemba; Hello My Baby; Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes; Homeless; Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain; How Long; Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (Wimoweh); Amazing Grace / Nearer My God to Thee; Nkosi Sikelel

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Article: Album Review

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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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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No Boundaries

Label: Heads Up International
Released: 2005
Track listing: Jabulani-Rejoice; Homeless; Amu Wemadoda; Amazing Grace; Dona Nobis Pacem; Ngingenwe Emoyeni (Wind of the Spirit of God); Umzuzu Nayi Ujesu; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Sanctus (Heilig, Heilig, Heilig); Ave Verum Corpus; Lifikile Ivangeli; Walil' Umtwana (The Child is Crying).


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