joseph shabalala

Freedom Park like the rest of the world mourns the demise of Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala. He was best known as the legendary founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which won five Grammy awards and featured heavily on Paul Simon's Graceland album.

They also reached number 15 in the UK charts with a cover of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. We celebrate and honour your extraordinary life and pay tribute to your contribution in the South African music industry and the global recognition that Ladysmith Mambazo received.

Our heartfelt condolences to your beloved wife and children, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the music fraternity for their immense loss.

Annual Report 2018/19

2019 Freedom Park Annual Report

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