Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded by Joseph Shabala after he had a dream with a choir in it that was singing in perfect harmony. The outstanding reputation they enjoyed in their own country soon precluded their participation in talent competitions – it was unfair because they always won. Although Joseph Shabala no longer sings in the choir he has passed the baton to his four sons, who continue to spread the message of peace, love and harmony.
Het koor dat een hoofdrol speelde op Graceland van Paul Simon, een van de beste albums aller tijden. Luister naar 'Diamonds on the soles of her shoes' en je hoort hoe goed ze zijn.