Imagine the polyphonic choral singing of Ladysmith Black Mamazo set to a bluesy instrumental arrangement featuring bass, drums and keyboards. That is the sound of Amaduduzo, a fourteen member group that recorded an album, "Siyabamukela", in 1989. With lyrics sung in Sotho, Zulu and English, the group takes its name from the Sotho word meaning "The Consolers". Lead and tenor vocalists Ronnie Bodibe, Daniel Mgudiwa and David Khambule, keyboardist and bassist Danny Antrill and drummer Raymond Johnston join with seven bass singers and two alto singers for a harmony-filled tribute to their Christian faith.
by Craig Harris