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KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture pays tribute to late Prof Joseph Shabalala, 26 to 27 Nov

24 Nov 2021

KZN Government pays tribute to the late Ladysmith Black Mambazo music icon Prof Joseph Shabalala

The KwaZulu Natal Government led by Premier Sihle Zikalala will on Friday 26 November 2021, join the celebrations to commemorate the life and times of the late founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Professor Joseph Shabalala.

Prof. Shabalala who passed away in February 2020, was known as one of the cultural ambassadors for South Africa and was celebrated worldwide for his music in isicathamiya.

To honour him, the Provincial Government led by the Department of Arts and Culture in KwaZulu-Natal will hold a memorial lecture highlighting the role he played in putting South Africa on the map and his contribution in the music sector.

This will be followed by an unveiling of a memorial which will be handed over by KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala to the Shabalala Family.

The event details are as follows:
Memorial Lecture
Venue: Ladysmith Sports Complex (Alfred Duma Municipality)
Date: 26 November 2021
Tim: 16h00

Venue: Ladysmith Cemetry
Date: 27 November 2021
Time: 10h00

Members of the media are invited to cover the event.

Lennox Mabaso
Cell: 082 844 2403

Phathisa Mfuyo
Cell: 083798452

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