December 6, 2016 –
We are honored to announce that our most recent CD, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, has been nominated for Best World Music Album of 2016 by the Recording Academy. This marks the group’s 17th Grammy Award nomination. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been awarded the Grammy Award four times; in 1988, for Shaka Zulu; in 2004, for Raise Your Spirit Higher; in 2009, for Ilembe and in 2013, for Singing For Peace Around The World.
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers is a celebration of the group's past, present and future. The group members say, “with this new CD, we wanted to honor the many people from the past, people that the younger generations must give thanks to for paving the way and leaving footsteps for us to follow. We honor the past members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, our fathers, who started this group in the 1960’s. Our fathers sang as part of Ladysmith Black Mambazo because of the pride and love they shared for their people’s history and culture. We also honor the “elders of South Africa” whom the younger generations admire, praise and are so grateful for all they have done for our people. These elders are the ones who have paved the way for the future of our country. These elders have laid down the footsteps we humbly follow."
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be on concert tour in the USA and Canada from January 16 to March 16, 2017, sharing with fans the songs from our new CD, as well as many classic songs from our storied history. The Grammy Award winners will be announced on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers can be purchased on iTunes, www.CDBABY.COM, www.Amazon.com as well as many other music purchasing websites. For more information on our forthcoming concerts please visit our website www.Mambazo.com. As well follow the group on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LadysmithBlackMambazo/ and Twitter @THEREALMAMBAZO
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s management can be contacted at LADYSMITHBLACKMAMBAZO@aol.com