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June 24, 2004 | Randy Lewis
A former member of the South African a cappella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was shot and killed last week in Durban, South Africa. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the June 16 death of Ben Shabalala, the brother of group leader Joseph Shabalala.
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November 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pop & Hiss is premiering “No More Sorrow,” a track from the forthcoming album by South Africa's venerated vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a collection that's especially close to the heart of group founder and leader Joseph Shabalala. The album, “Always With Us,” is scheduled for release Jan. 15 and is dedicated to Shabalala's wife, Nellie, who was shot and killed in 2002 by a masked gunman outside their home in Durban.
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February 21, 2008 | Elijah Wald
WHEN Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes the stage at USC's Bovard Auditorium on Tuesday, it will be a bittersweet moment for longtime fans. Last month, the group's founder, director and songwriter, Joseph Shabalala, announced his imminent retirement after almost five decades. "He doesn't know when exactly he will stop," says son Thami (short for Thamsanqa, and pronounced "Tommy"), speaking by phone from a recent tour stop. "But soon. This year."
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February 21, 2008 | Elijah Wald
WHEN Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes the stage at USC's Bovard Auditorium on Tuesday, it will be a bittersweet moment for longtime fans. Last month, the group's founder, director and songwriter, Joseph Shabalala, announced his imminent retirement after almost five decades. "He doesn't know when exactly he will stop," says son Thami (short for Thamsanqa, and pronounced "Tommy"), speaking by phone from a recent tour stop. "But soon. This year."
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November 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pop & Hiss is premiering “No More Sorrow,” a track from the forthcoming album by South Africa's venerated vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a collection that's especially close to the heart of group founder and leader Joseph Shabalala. The album, “Always With Us,” is scheduled for release Jan. 15 and is dedicated to Shabalala's wife, Nellie, who was shot and killed in 2002 by a masked gunman outside their home in Durban.
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September 23, 1988 | JIM WASHBURN
Joseph Shabalala stood on a North Hollywood rehearsal stage earlier this week fine-tuning the 10 voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo for an American tour that opens tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
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March 30, 1996 | DON HECKMAN
*** Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Thuthukani Ngoxolo," Shanachie. Ladysmith just keeps getting better. Neither growing fame nor a hectic schedule of concerts, film, theater and commercial music has diminished the warmth and appeal of the South African group's a cappella singing. The songs, brilliantly performed by Joseph Shabalala's rich, resonant ensemble of 10 male voices, are earnest calls for tolerance, peace and understanding.
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June 17, 1990 | CONNIE JOHNSON
A sense of purpose and deeply rooted humanity permeates this album. You can hear it on "Rejoice," a touchingly soothing expression of spirituality, and on "Township Jive," a song that celebrates life even in the face of crushing adversity. Led by Joseph Shabalala, this nine-member group from South Africa sings with an expressiveness that can move you even when it's in a language you don't understand.
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August 29, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
Roll over, Bob Marley, and tell ol' Ludwig the news. The news Tuesday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano was that "world beat" has become such a nebulous term that it can encompass a dreadlocked Jamaican playing riffs from Beethoven's Fifth on a cello , ELO-style. At least that's how the reggae band Third World chose to cap its headlining set on a triple bill dubbed "World Beat '91," which also featured South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and West Indian star Arrow.
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March 17, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African singing group that came to international fame in 1986 accompanying Paul Simon, did not turn its music to overt protest during the apartheid era that ended in 1994. But its performances tacitly made the point that no culture capable of producing such lively, accomplished and life-affirming art deserved to be under anybody's heel.
NEWS
June 24, 2004 | Randy Lewis
A former member of the South African a cappella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was shot and killed last week in Durban, South Africa. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the June 16 death of Ben Shabalala, the brother of group leader Joseph Shabalala.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 1988 | JIM WASHBURN
Joseph Shabalala stood on a North Hollywood rehearsal stage earlier this week fine-tuning the 10 voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo for an American tour that opens tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
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March 17, 2008 | Celean Jacobson, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Joseph Shabalala's strong, deep voice rings out clear and haunting. A choir of voices join him, rising into a harmony of sound. "This is the way we do," sings legendary South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. "This is the way we do." For the Grammy Award-winning singers, their way has been the way to stardom.
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June 26, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Resurrection Blvd.," Showtime's mundane melodrama about a boxing family in East Los Angeles, should have gone down for the count last year. Instead, it rises from the canvas tonight at 10 for a second season. For those just entering the arena, "Resurrection" follows the low blows and uppercuts involving the Santiagos, a scrappy family headed by quietly intense patriarch Roberto (Tony Plana), a widower with three sons and two daughters.
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