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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Thuthukani Ngoxolo

kangivumanga (I disagreed)
sisesiqhingini (everything is so stupid)
wawukhqna yini e new york (were you in new york?)
kumahala yini ukuhlonipha? (nothing is paid for respect)
izinto ziyavuma ("a" distinction)
lalel' izwi kujehova (surely goodness & mercy shall follow me)
akehlulek'ubaba (with god everything is possible)
# hlanganani siyobula (the guests are arriving)
kawujabulingani? ( why aren't you happy?)
isondo liyajika (what goes around comes around)
ayihlale phansi (let's sit down & negotiable)
umunt' onjani? (what kind of person are you?)

Did you know that Ladysmith Black Mambazo is Nelson Mandella's favorite musical group? When he was released from jail, he publicly wondered where Joseph Shabalala was. He described Joseph as our pillar, our ambassador. Thus it was that Ladysmith, whose music never took sides but shared a love for all, accompanied Nelson Mandella to Sweden in 1993 where he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and they performed in celebration. They were at his side six months later as he was inaugurated president of South Africa. Thuthukani Ngoxolo means let's develop in peace. There could be no more fitting title for a recording (which was nominated for a Grammy) with this historical context. Some of the translated song titles are, "With God Everything Is Possible," "Why Aren't You Happy?," "What Goes Around Comes Around" and "Let's Sit Down And Negotiate."

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