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February 15, 2005

A cappella wins a GRAMMY

President Thabo Mbeki congratulated Monday South Africa's most famous a cappella ensemble on their Grammy win, which he said made him proud to be South African. Ladysmith Black Mambazo picked up the award for Best Traditional World Music album for Raise Your Spirit Higher at Sunday's 47th Annual Grammy Awards. "This is the ultimate reward for a group that has entertained our country and millions abroad for more than four decades," Mbeki said in a statement released in the capital, Pretoria. "The people and government of South Africa salute this remarkable group of musicians on their achievement and look forward to being entertained by them for many more years to come."

Posted by acapnews at February 15, 2005 12:49 AM