Jabulani Dubazana

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Jabulani Dubazana
Born (1954-04-25) April 25, 1954 (age 63)
Years active 1975–2004
Associated acts Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Jabulani Frederick Mwelase Dubazana was a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African choral group founded in 1960 - and still led - by close friend Joseph Shabalala.[1]

Dubazana was born in Ladysmith, South Africa, and joined Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1975. It was at this time that Joseph converted to Christianity, which saw the group's output include Zulu hymns and songs of a religious nature. Jabulani joined the group with Russel Mthembu, both singing bass parts (until very recently, when Dubazana sung as a tenor voice).

Dubazana retired from the group in August 2004.


  1. ^ Grammy for Black Mambazo. SouthAfrica.info 14 February 2005.