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Umthombo Wamanzi

Umthombo Wamanzi, 1988
Umthombo Wamanzi

This is another Shanachie release (1988) of a Gallo recording from South Africa which had been released originally in 1982. All of the songs are inspired by the Christian faith which the members of Ladysmith share. Love, love of Jesus, love of God, love one another and redemption through love are themes which permeate the dozen songs. You might think of this recording as mbube gospel songs. We have no doubt that they are sung in many churches and gatherings around the world. You can feel the sincerity and the love of these men as they finish songs (sung in Zulu) with, "Halleuya - A-men, Halleuya - A-many!" It is a beautiful recording of one of the best known musical groups in the world.