Zimbabwean maestro Oliver Mtukudzi has broken new ground, recording his first album with multi-Grammy winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo of South Africa.
According to project publicist Bev Clark of Exist Digital PR, the album,whose title or content were not revealed, marks the making of history by the two sides.
“Oliver Mtukudzi and Joseph Shabalala, founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, first met as young men in 1978 and have admired each other’s music since then. Last week they were in studio in Durban making magic as they recorded their first ever collaboration,” Clark said.
Mambazo are winners of four Grammys and numerous other awards. The choral outfit, which started off in the 1960s singing Zulu traditional music, rose to mainstream prominence after recording the Graceland album with Paul Simon.
Mtukudzi and Shabalala were pictured together in a Durban studio, surrounded by members of their groups. – John Chimunhu.
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