Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Gracelands | The African Rock ‘n’ Roll Years

Joseph Shabalala and his group sang iscathamiya, a Zulu unaccompanied harmony style. When Paul Simon travelled to South Africa and recorded with Ladysmith Black Mambazo- the resulting album, Gracelands, was a huge boost for South African music and the country's fight against apartheid.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 3'23''
  • Broadcast year: 2010
Curriculum Connection
  • Music | World Music Traditions | South Africa

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years
  • Episode: South Africa: Songs of Freedom