“Graceland” Vocalist Dies


Jockey Shabalala, a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African a capella group which achieved worldwide fame after featuring in Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album, has died at his home in Ladysmith. He was 62.

The Ladysmith group, which brought the sounds of the rhythmical, urban brand of Zulu choral music known as isicatamiya to the ears of the world, was founded by Shabalala’s brother, Joseph.

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