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Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Amaduduzo
Title: Siyabamukela
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 2/14/1992
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: Africa, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661504325, 011661504349

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"Appx. 35 minutes in length, the back cover says this album, of all male chorus, is sung in the "traditional South African music known as Mbube". Steeped in South African tradtition, Mbubes' exact origin is unknown; but, it has been dated back in Zulu tradition as a form which was sung to the king, as royal music. The style appeared in the early 20th century and became popular to industrial and domestic workers from the rural areas. In the 1940s' one of these groups recorded "Mbube" meaning "the lion" which became a model for the international hit song "Wimoweh". Amaduduzo is a choir of Christians. Their style is most accepted by older South Africans, as the style of their ancestors. This is apparantly their only CD, made in 1989. Too bad, as this is a powerful CD to listen to. I have enjoyed this CD for years. African music you can actually hum along too. Good rhythms, drumming and vocals in english, zulu, and sotho. When I play this in my office I always hear positive remarks."