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...When the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was approached by Paul Simon to work on his 1986 album Graceland, it had already dominated the South African mbube scene for almost twenty-five years. In 1960, Joseph Shabalala formed the Black Ones...

South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 42,768,678 (2003) The Republic of South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, has a land area of 460,000 sq miles (1,221,040 sq km). Its population is 76 percent black, 13 percent white, 3 percent Asian and 8...