While popular in their native South Africa through the 60s and 70s, it wasn't until they were featured on Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland that vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo came to the wider world's attention. Their beautiful harmonies on tracks like Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes and Homeless sparked a surge of interest in African and world music as a whole and elevated the group to superstar status. Since then they've won a bucket load of Grammys and performed with Dolly Parton and Natalie Merchant. They even appeared in Michael Jackson's Moonwalker video.
Emerging German sensation - "EMOTIONAL" have released their first CD-Single "Emotion" on African FM.
We love music here at African FM. Old, new, classic, emerging - you name it! That's why every week on your favourite station we delve into our huge record library and shine the spotlight on a great African music or group.
This week - it's the turn of the amazing Orisha Sound