TODAY IN HISTORY: Ladysmith Black Mambazo wins a Grammy

By Drum Digital
02 March 2015

The group won the award for the best traditional folk album.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with lead vocalist Joseph Tshabalala, became the first South African group to win a Grammy award.

The group won the award for the best traditional folk album.

The album 'Shaka Zulu' was produced by music icon Paul Simon Simon was captivated by their music and helped the group conquer the international music scene.

The group has since been nominated for six additional Grammy awards, including a nomination in 2001 for the album 'Live From Royal Albert Hall'.

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