South African Music Group Wins 5th Grammy Awards

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South African group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, on Sunday won their fifth Grammy award at the 60th Grammy ceremony.

The group won in the Best World Music Album category for their album “Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration.”

The group was nominated in two categories including the Best World Music Album category for ‘Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration’ and in the Best Children’s Album category for ‘Songs Of Peace and Love For Kids and Parents Around The World’.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been nominated for a total of 19 Grammys.

The musicians re-recorded the Shaka Zulu album in tribute to the group’s founder Joseph Shabalala, who retired.

The all-men singing group rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his 1986 album ‘Graceland,’ and have won multiple awards.

They were formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960 and later became one of South Africa’s most prolific recording artists, with their releases receiving gold and platinum disc honours

The group has since become a mobile academy, teaching people about South Africa and its culture.

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