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Date of Birth 28 August 1941Ladysmith, South Africa

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Joseph Shabalala was born on August 28, 1941 in Ladysmith, South Africa.

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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.
Kenny Ingram, Dumisani Diamini and he were nominated for a 1995 Joseph Jefferson Award for Choreography for "Nomathemba" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
He was awarded the 1995 Joseph Jefferson Award for Original Incidental Music for "Nomathemba" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

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