In 1985, Paul Simon traveled to South Africa in the hope of collaborating with African musicians for his Graceland album. Simon contacted Joseph Shabalala, the lead singer of South-African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Simon and Shabalala conversed in person - after much discussion and excitement, the group traveled to London to record with Simon.
The first recording was "Homeless" - the music and chorus were composed by Simon, with Shabalala composing the Zulu introduction and main (non-English) body of the song… read more
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