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« on: May 31, 2010, 03:38:09 PM »

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Star and the Wiseman (1999)

Artist:  Ladysmith Black Mambazo
CD title:  The Star and the Wiseman
Release date: 1999
Number of Discs: 1
Genre: Ethnic
Sub-genre: Isicathamiya
Type: MP3 format sound
Quality: 256-320 Kbit
Time: 01:16:25
Total size: 131 MB
Info: booklet scan included

01. Once In a Blue Moon  [3:56]
02. Shosholoza  [3:47]
03. Diamonds on The Soles of Her Shoes  [5:41]
04. Oh Happy Day  [5:44]
05. Inkanyezi Nezazi (the Star & the Wiseman)  [4:51]
07. Kangivumanga (I Disagreed)  [5:12]
08. Homeless  [3:56]
09. Sisesiqhingini (Everything 's so Stupid)  [4:20]
10. Abezizwe  [3:30]
11. Vulani Amasango  [3:17]
12. Sibezwa Bekhuluma  [3:29]
13. Chain Gang  [3:52]
14. Yibolobafana  [4:31]
15. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  [3:51]
16. Rain, Rain, beautiful Rain  [3:11]
17. Liph'Jqiniso  [3:32]
18. World in Union 95  [3:54]
06. Knockin' on Heavens  Door  [5:43]

Background information:
Whether they are singing hymns or secular songs, Ladysmith Black Mambazo always raise their voices in glorious harmony. They are the unmatched masters of the South African a cappella form known as isicathamiya or mbube, and this CD demonstrates their vocal prowess. The Zulu songs are ornamented by trills, yips, humming and tra-la-las and punctuated by the rhythmic clicks that are particular to the language. The English-language songs instruct and advise on the fine moral points of human relationships. While the mbube song form lends a certain similarity to the pieces, this group is so good that the music never seems redundant and the generous selection of 16 songs seems to go by too quickly.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 05:59:12 PM »

Nice mp3's Onkel!

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 08:32:24 PM »

I have this cd and love it!

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 02:23:48 PM »

Thanks for this.

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 12:20:21 AM »

There is no sound like that of a chorus of South African voices in perfect harmony. Harmonising goes back years in South African culture and nobody does it better. (If you like such music, take a look at the 1995 Rugby World Cup "Anthems" CD. The competition was held in South Africa, so Ladysmith are featured quite a bit.) On this CD, they join up with some great artists (Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, China Black and PJ Powers) to provide brilliant renditions of some classics we all know - like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes." Overall, a great CD.

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