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Joseph Shabalala

Joseph Shabalala was born on August 28, 1941 in Ladysmith, South Africa. See full bio »

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Invictus Soundtrack
Dude, Where's My Car?
Stander Soundtrack


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 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Not I (2014) ... (writer: "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" - uncredited)
 2012 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last (2012) ... (writer: "Abantwana Basethempeleni")
 2011 Born to Be Wild (Documentary short) (writer: "Lonyaka")
 2009 Invictus (performer: "World in Union '95" (1995) - as Ladysmith Black Mambazo) / (writer: "World in Union '95" (1995), "World In Union '95" (1995))
 2003 Stander (writer: "Star & the Wiseman")
 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (lyrics: "Son of Africa") / (writer: "Son of Africa")
 2000 Dude, Where's My Car? (writer: "Bakhuphuka Izwe Lonke")
 1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (writer: "Bamnqobile")
 1989 A Dry White Season (writer: "UNOMATHEMBA", "UMUSA", "YINI KODWA YINI")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Kenny Ingram, Dumisani Diamini and he choreographed the play, "Nomathemba," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. He also composed original incidental music.

Alternate Names:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Did You Know?


His brother, Ben Shabalala, who was part of South Africa's most famous Acappella ensemble for many years, was shot to death in Durban, South Africa on June 16, 2004. Lady Black Mambazo fuses Zulu and gospel music. The group won a Grammy award for best album in 1986. See more »

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