Artist: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Easily the most renowned African vocal ensemble in the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is largely responsible for introducing America to the harmonic sounds of South African singing. In fact, due to their music's inclusion on motion picture soundtracks, in television commercials and in conjunction with various other projects, their polyphonic vocals (a musical style dubbed "mbube") have become synonymous with African musical culture. This greatest hits album features sixteen tunes culled from over the course of their long, fruitful career. For those whose first taste of Ladysmith Black Mambazo was through their inclusion on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album, this album shows that their musical roots extend much further back. Stunning sound quality as well!