Joseph Shabalala

Aug 28, 1941 – Feb 11, 2020 (Age 78)


August 28, 1941
February 11, 2020


Joseph Shabalala was a singer and musician who founded the South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and served as their music director, bringing traditional Zulu music to a worldwide audience. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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My heartfelt condolences to the Shabalala family. I am so appreciative for the video clip. I enjoyed the smooth steps and the unity shown. May God comfort your hearts and make you firm during your time of grief, and may His promise that meek people will soon live on earth and find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace become Joseph's reality!

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

R.I.P Joseph

As the days and weeks pass,and as you return to life's routine,may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Thank you for the beautiful music, we will always remember him. Prayers to the Shabalala family.

Our sincere condolences to the Shabalala family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

May God comfort the broken hearts of the Shabalala family. Joseph will be sorely missed. Ladysmith Black Mambazos music will forever live on in our hearts of the masses. We dance. Peace.

His deeply spiritual and inspirational music will be, is being, sung in Heaven! Thank you for your contribution to its richness and diversity!

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.