Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Thuthukani Ngoxolo (Let's Develop in Peace)

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Thuthukani Ngoxolo (Let's Develop in Peace), as the title suggests, is a rallying call from Ladysmith Black Mambazo for world peace and genuine understanding. But, as well-intentioned as they are, lyrics rarely matter with music like this -- the harmonies and polyrhythms are so enchanting, you tend to become mesmerized and just groove along on the sound. Thuthukani Ngoxolo (Let's Develop in Peace) doesn't offer anything out of the ordinary for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, but compared to nearly any other group, the record is quite extraordinary.

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