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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

(mämbäz`ō), choral group formed in 1965 in Ladysmith, South Africa, led by Joseph Shabalala. The group, which sings with a precise yet free-flowing phrasing, has consisted of 8 to 12 members. Its lyrics, which generally reflect religious themes and everyday concerns, are sung mostly in Zulu, but also in English or Sotho. Their first internationally available album was Induku Zethu (1983). They achieved worldwide recognition and acclaim when they recorded with Paul SimonSimon, Paul,
1941–, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, b. Newark, N.J. A polished and intelligent folk-rock lyricist and performer, he first gained fame as half of Simon and Garfunkel.
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 on his Graceland album (1986); Simon also produced their next album, the Grammy-winning Shaka Zulu (1987). Later releases include Two Worlds One Heart (1990) and Raise Your Spirit Higher (2004; Grammy). The group has also appeared in the drama The Song of Jacob Zulu (1993) and the musical Nomathembe (1995).
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So every morning she used to arrange his hair and pick out as many of the black ones as she could.
The yellow ones": so are called the preachers of death, or "the black ones.
Dobrizhoffer [17] long ago was aware of there being two kinds of ostriches, he says, "You must know, moreover, that Emus differ in size and habits in different tracts of land; for those that inhabit the plains of Buenos Ayres and Tucuman are larger, and have black, white and grey feathers; those near to the Strait of Magellan are smaller and more beautiful, for their white feathers are tipped with black at the extremity, and their black ones in like manner terminate in white.
The floor was of smooth, white stone; the chairs, high-backed, primitive structures, painted green: one or two heavy black ones lurking in the shade.
The creature could bend either way, and its white toes now curled the same way the black ones on the other side had done.
Beside Kutuzov sat an Austrian general, in a white uniform that looked strange among the Russian black ones.
His rage assumed fury, he doubted himself, - he suspected that Fouquet had buried himself in some subterranean road, or that he had changed the white horse for one of those famous black ones, as swift as the wind, which D'Artagnan, at Saint- Mande, had so frequently admired and envied for their vigor and their fleetness.
De white one gits him to go right a little while, den de black one sail in en bust it all up.
This red path cost the PORTIER more trouble than even the black one had done.
Not only did the Rosa of his dreams speak of the tulip, but also brought to him a black one in a china vase.
The mare shall have a twelve-month's run, and we shall see what that will do for her; but the black one, he must be sold;
Do you like the little black one, and the Madame -?