Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Joseph Shabalala brought traditional Zulu music to the world

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- qz.com | 2 months ago

Farai Shawn MatiasheSouth African legendary musician and founder of a choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, who played a significant role in popularizing Zulu traditional music around the world died, Tuesday morning (February 11) at a hospital in Pretoria aged 78.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo band manager Xolani Majozi confirmed Shabalala’s death. The group, which is on a tour in the United States, took to Twitter to honour the late iconic musician.

“We celebrate and honour your kind heart and your extraordinary life.

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