Gift of the Tortoise

Gift of the Tortoise

by Ladysmith Black Mambazo



Best known in America for their collaboration with Paul Simon on his albums "Graceland" and "Rhythm Of The Saints," Ladysmith Black Mambazo now offer this new album for children of ceremonial dances and music of the Zulu people. Enthusiastic narration is provided by Fudugazi, and an old troubadour tortoise played by popular South African performer, producer and director Gcina Mhlophe. Audiences of any age will be fascinated by this magical musical adventure.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/1994
Label: Music Little People
UPC: 0093624255321
catalogNumber: 42553

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Primary Artist
Johnny Clegg   Guitar
Tahkus Ekedal   Vocals
Rita Lackey   Vocals
Geina Mhlophe   Vocals
Leib Ostrow   Shaker,Jaw Harp
Fauna Dillon-Ostrow   Vocals

Technical Credits

Warren Dennis   Engineer
Geina Mhlophe   Producer,Writer
Leib Ostrow   Producer,Writer,Liner Notes
Joseph Shabalala   Producer
Paul Stubblebine   Engineer
Abednego Mazibuko   Contributor
Albert Mazibuko   Contributor
Russel Mthembu   Contributor
Sandy Bassett   Art Direction

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Gift of the Tortoise 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Afrikaner More than 1 year ago
I am a 60 year old African, living in California. I have enchanted listeners from toddler to geriatric with my copy of this CD. Ladysmith Black Mambazo's music is superlative, the narration clear and pleasant and the stories universal. You cannot make a mistake by purchasing this CD.