- Ladysmith Black Mambazo, formed by the late Joseph Shabalala, is a music group that is part of South African history
- They have become a part of South Africa’s landscape and Ladysmith Black Mambazo's story deserves documenting
- Phil Mphela recently took to social media to announce that the Ladysmith Black Mambazo documentary had gotten the funding it needed
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s documentary has received funding – its showtime!
It is so important to document people, bands and moments that have added invaluably to the history of our country.
Briefly.co.za knows what a lasting legacy the musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has created, not only in Mzansi but many other parts of the world too.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in 1960, and the journey began with a local farm boy in KwaZulu-Natal. The group was almost like a family affair, which made people ponder, ‘Who is the leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo?’. Joseph Shabalala formed the group together with his brothers and cousins.
By early 1980, the group had already dominated the South Africa music scene. However, their fame spread across the world after meeting with Paul Simon, an American musician. The unique collaboration between Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo resulted in the popular album called Graceland.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has become a part of South Africa’s history and their story deserves documenting.
Phil Mphela recently took to social media to announce that the Ladysmith Black Mambazo documentary had gottsn the funding it needed to make the magic happen.
This is a piece of South African history that will now be able to be remembered forever. Many cannot wait to see the finished product.
“Ladysmith Black Mambazo doccie gets funding. Directed by Phumelelo Mbele, the documentary has gotten a financial boost of R350k from NFVF.”
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