Effective period / Period of releases: 1973 - 2012
Members: Joseph Shabalala, Jockey Shabalala, Headman Shabalala, Russel Mthembu, Albert Mazibuko, Thamsanqa Shabalala, Jabulani Dubazana, Abednego Mazibuko, Thulani Shabalala, Msizi Shabalala, Sibongisenni Shabalala, Walter Malinga, Milton Mazibuko, Enoch Shabalala, Pius Shezi, Sabelo Mthembu, Mfanafuthi Dlamini, Sibongiseni Shabalala, Joseph Mazibuko (2)Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a South African male choral group that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. They rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, and have won multiple awards, including four Grammy Awards. They were formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960 and later became one of South Africa\'s most prolific recording artists, with their releases receiving gold and platinum disc honors. The group has now become a mobile academy, teaching people about South Africa and its culture.