A Song for Sunday: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sunday is (almost) over, so here’s a song from one of Virginia’s favorite music groups to lift our spirits (up & up & up!)

I’ve been a huge groupie of LBM – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – for eons. Making music for more than 50 years, LBM continues to brighten the globe with songs of peace, faith and perseverance fused with their native South African Zulu sounds. You may remember them from Paul Simon’s Graceland – they’ve been around a long time.

(You can click here to read their inspiring story.)

With a stack of LBM CDs (& many favorite songs) it’s hard to narrow down just one, but here’s one of the highest frequency plays (& replays) from their two CD compilation “Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Friends.”

Give this YouTube video a listen and be lifted up by their rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot (sung with China Black.) Trust me, you will be blessed!

grace, peace & inspiring music

Virginia : )

p.s. A brief thought to contemplate? As Fr. Peter Naah, one of our Ghanaian priests, said the final blessing at the campus service this morning, he challenged the students: “Don’t let your friends pull you down. You pull them up!”

Great advice for all of us, students or not!

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2 Responses to A Song for Sunday: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

  1. brigette kirtley says:

    loved the youtube song. thanks for writing, Virginia!

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