No Boundaries

No Boundaries

by Ladysmith Black Mambazo


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This pairing of Ladysmith Black Mambazo with the strings of the English Chamber Orchestra (conducted by composer Ralf Gothoni) is a seamless collaboration that has the sweeping, gentle folk melodies of the townships at its heart. Some of the songs here originate from that tradition, while others, such as Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus," and Schubert's "Sanctus," are revised and reshaped according to the sweetness inherent in South African vocal music. Also included are a deeply moving reading of "Amazing Grace" and many Joseph Shabalala songs, including "Homeless," written with Paul Simon. This is a stirring, quiet, dignified album that offers proof that there's plenty of magic left in the Ladysmith Black Mambazo trick bag.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2005
Label: Imports
UPC: 0053361309220
catalogNumber: 1053855
Rank: 210085

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Primary Artist,Vocal Ensemble
International Festival Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Joseph Shabalala   Vocals
Jabulane Dubazana   Vocals
Abednego Mazibuko   Vocals
Albert Mazibuko   Vocals
Russel Mthembu   Vocals
Sibongiseni Lucas Shabalala   Vocals
Thamsanqua Shabalala   Vocals
Thulani Shabalala   Vocals
Msizi Innocent Shabalala   Vocals
Jockey Shabalala   Vocals
Ralf Gothóni   Piano,Conductor

Technical Credits

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Joseph Shabalala   Composer
Mitch Goldstein   Management
Ian Osrin   Engineering
Robert Brooks   Executive Producer,Creative Inspiration
Smanga Ngubane   Engineering
Isak Roux   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Tristan Horton   Engineering
Gavan Eckhart   Engineering

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No Boundaries 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Smooooth and sooothing to one's soul. Needing a new attitude for your spirit? Sit back, close your eyes and take deep breaths. Absolutely refreshing and soothing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The smooth vocals of the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo coupled with the grandeur of the strings orchestra (i.e., the English Chamber Orchestra) makes for some mighty sweet listening. Sounds like sweet church music done right.
VirginiaVA More than 1 year ago
As a big fan of Ladysmith Black Mambazo's South African melodies, I usually play their CDs every so often - to think of Africa (where I worked for years!) After finding 'No Boundaries' at our local B&N, however, I play this one EVERY DAY. No kidding. It's really special the way the composer combines Ladysmith Black Mambazo's unique sound with orchestral scores and also weaves them into traditional choral music (Dona nobis pacem is a favorite!) Evidently the English Chamber Orchestra arrived in S. Africa for an international music festival awhile back - the result is this awesome collaboration. I recently gave this as a birthday gift to my sister (who loves it!) but the big surprise is that my brother-in-law (who is not "mr. music") really, REALLY loves it & has already started hinting around about his upcoming birthday for more LBM!