South African rhythm continues to move the world with a Grammy nod

By Mduduzi Malinga   Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode have been nominated for their first Grammy’s for Best Global Music Performance. The two were nominated alongside...

Soweto Gospel Choir bags 3rd Grammy Award

The Soweto Gospel Choir has been inundated with congratulatory messages, following their third Grammy win this weekend. The choir was recognised at the 2019 GRAMMY...

Relive Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s five Grammy-winning moments

South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their fifth Grammy at the 2018 Grammy Awards, confirming their status as one of the...

South African music gets three Grammy nods

Three nominations have come the way of South African musicians for next year's Grammys, including the 16th nomination for the world-renowned isicathamiya and mbube singers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. They are joined by Wouter Kellerman and gospel singer Neville D.

It’s youth that inspires me, says thrilled Shabalala

Born in Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, Joseph Shabalala, the founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was named as a "living legend" by eThekwini Municipality last year....

Black Mambazo’s Grammy ‘for Mandela’

South African traditional group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has dedicated its latest Grammy award - for "best world music album" for Singing for Peace Around the World - to the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Music spectacular to kick off World Cup

The Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Alicia Keys, John Legend ... just some of the stars who will be performing at the inaugural Fifa World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert at Orlando Stadium, Soweto on 10 June - the day before South Africa meet Mexico in the first match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Second Grammy for Soweto Choir

South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir won a second consecutive Grammy Award in the category best traditional world music for their album African Spirit at a glitzy ceremony at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on 10 February.

Grammy for Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir, whose members are drawn from the churches and communities of South Africa's famous township, have won a Grammy award in the category best traditional world music for their album Blessed.

Grammy for Black Mambazo

In a career spanning 40 years they've entertained audiences across the globe, sold over six million albums, performed for the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Queen of England, and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music. Now traditional Zulu musicians Ladysmith Black Mambazo have added a second Grammy award to their collection.