Umthombo Wamanzi

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Umthombo Wamanzi
Umthombo Wamanzi.jpg
Studio album by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Released June 1982
Recorded May 1982
Genre Isicathamiya
Length 35:00 approx.
Label Gallo Record Company
Producer West Nkosi
Ladysmith Black Mambazo chronology
Phansi Emgodini
(1981)
Umthombo Wamanzi
(1982)
Induku Zethu
(1983)

Umthombo Wamanzi is an album by the South African isicathamiya group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The album (#BL 353) was recorded in May 1982, and released the next month. Whilst the group's previous output had been - for the most part - entirely composed by lead singer and founder Joseph Shabalala, Umthombo Wamanzi featured primarily traditional Zulu hymns re-arranged by Shabalala, such as "Uzube Nami Baba" and "Ungikhumbule".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Uzube Nami Baba"
  2. "Ungikhumbule" (You Remember Me)
  3. "Emafini" (In The Clouds)
  4. "Yimani"
  5. "Igazi Lemihlatshelo" (The Blood Of Sacrifices)
  6. "Uthando" (Love)
  7. "Siligugu Isiphambano" (The Cross Is Precious)
  8. "Baba Wethu" (Our Father)
  9. "Siyawadinga Amandla" (We Need Strength, Lord)
  10. "Inhliziyo Zethu" (Our Hearts)
  11. "Halleluya"
  12. "Abantu Bayahluleka" (The People Will Conquer)