RIP Joseph Shabalala (Lady Blacksmith Mambazo)

Joseph was the founder of Lady Blacksmith Mambazo. He had a fantastic voice. The work Ladysmith Black Mambazo did on Paul Simon’s Graceland brought the south african sound to the entire world and Joseph was a huge part of that. His influence is still heard in music everywhere today. RIP Joseph and thank you for sharing your voice with the world.

Oh man :(

I still have my Induku Zethu LP somewhere in my basement. Took me a month of looking all over DC back in 1984 to find it. Still sounds sublime.