Ladysmith Black Mambazo score Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album


Ladysmith Black Mambazo received a GRAMMY® nomination for Songs From A Zulu Farm (Listen 2 Africa Series/Razor & Tie), as announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) on November 30, 2011. All nominations were for albums released from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. Winners will be announced at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT from Staples Center in Los Angeles, airing live on the CBS Television Network.

Since their earliest days in the 1960s, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has shared the studio and stage with scores of artists from around the world, representing just about every possible musical genre. The South African a cappella gospel ensemble’s appearance on Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album is probably the most widely-recognized of the group’s cross-cultural collaborations, but Simon’s 1986 Grammy-winning recording is merely the tip of a much larger iceberg. Over the years, the group has demonstrated its melodic, harmonic and rhythmic versatility in recordings with an array of artists representing folk, rock, pop, soul, country, classical, hip-hop and world music. In each case, they have taken the work of a great artist and made it even better.

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