Gospel Songs

Gospel Songs

by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
     
 
Gospel Songs is a religiously oriented CD that underscores Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Christian beliefs and deftly demonstrates the considerable talents of this all-male, ten-member a cappella group. A two-CD set, Gospel Songs contains 32 tracks; with the exception of one song, they are all sung in Zulu, the

Overview

Gospel Songs is a religiously oriented CD that underscores Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Christian beliefs and deftly demonstrates the considerable talents of this all-male, ten-member a cappella group. A two-CD set, Gospel Songs contains 32 tracks; with the exception of one song, they are all sung in Zulu, the group's native South African language. In typical Ladysmith Black Mambazo form, all 32 songs are powerfully resonant and project an atmosphere full of hope and spirituality. Among the many noteworthy songs on the CD is the opening cut, "Inkanyezi Nezazi." It has a relaxed, lullaby feel and is full of richly textured polyphonic harmonies. Featured on a number of Heinz commercials, "Inkanyezi Nezazi" is, like most of the songs on the CD, built around a call-and-response structure that develops between a solo singer and the entire ensemble. In sum, Gospel Songs is a wholly accomplished work that complements the substantial body of work already created by director Joseph Shabalala and his Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2000
Label:
Import [generic]
UPC:
5036919100529
catalogNumber:
5

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Inkanyezi Nezazi (The Star and the Wiseman)
  2. Isigcino (Finally)
  3. The Nqonqotha Mfana (the Boy Knocks)
  4. Nkosi Yamakhosi (Lord of Lords)
  5. The Isitimela (The Train)
  6. Umama Lo (This Mother)
  7. Ushaka (King of Zulus)
  8. Amabutho (Warriors)
  9. Nansi Imali (There Is Money)
  10. Nomathemba (Name of a Woman)
  11. Imbongi (Praiser)
  12. Yandla Yabeletha (It Eats Often)
  13. The Isimanga Sikathekwane (The Wonder of the Hammerhead Bird)
  14. Awu Wemadoda (Hey Man!)
  15. Izinkomo Zikababa (My Father's Cattle)
  16. Hello My Baby
  17. Zithi Nqonqonqo (They Are Knocking)

Disc 2

  1. Uyobunenhlanhla (You Are Lucky)
  2. Mazulu Thandanani (Zulu's Love One Another)
  3. The Utugela (The Tugela River)
  4. The Beleka Mfana (The Boy that Runs Away)
  5. We, Nhliziyo Yami (Behold My Heart)
  6. The Sigugu Isiphambano (The Cross Is Precious)
  7. Baba Wethu Singenile (Our Father, We Have Entered)
  8. The Wonder of This World
  9. Inhliziyo Zethu
  10. Igazi Lemihlatshelo
  11. Emafini (In Heaven)
  12. Uphi Umhlobo Onjengo Jesu (Where Is a Friend Like Jesus)
  13. Wazithwal'izono Jesu (You Bore Our Sins Jesus)
  14. Ngingahlanzwa Ngani Na (What Will Purify Me?)
  15. Vuka Jona Sithandaze (Wake up Jonas, Let Us Pray)
  16. Ngxa Ngimbona Umsindisi (When I See the Saviour)

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