Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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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 (with Art Garfunkel, 1942–).
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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 creature could bend either way, and its white toes now curled the same way the black ones on the other side had done.
"The yellow ones": so are called the preachers of death, or "the black ones." But I will show them unto you in other colours besides.
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.
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.
The black one is the most perfect temper I ever knew; I suppose he has never known a hard word or a blow since he was foaled, and all his pleasure seems to be to do what you wish; but the chestnut, I fancy, must have had bad treatment; we heard as much from the dealer.
Oh, sir, let old Perth now come and rivet these two hands together; the black one with the white, for I will not let this go.
De white one gits him to go right a little while, den de black one sail in en bust it all up.
Not only did the Rosa of his dreams speak of the tulip, but also brought to him a black one in a china vase.
One in a black uniform with white plumes in his hat rode a bobtailed chestnut horse, the other who was in a white uniform rode a black one. These were the two Emperors followed by their suites.
What bliss it must have been to have had a man follow one and black one's eye for love!
This red path cost the PORTIER more trouble than even the black one had done.