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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Tour U.S.

The a Cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is scheduled to release a new album, Long Walk to Freedom on Jan. 24, 2006 and will begin a U.S. tour Feb. 2 in support of the album. These projects acknowledge the group’s 20th year of international success and the 12th anniversary of democracy in their homeland South AfriCa.

Paul Simon is largely responsible for the band’s jump to mainstream recognition, as he featured the group in his 1986 album, Graceland. The exposure beCame a Catalyst for great coverage and the end of the apartheid system in South AfriCa

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