The Orange Peel

Image of band leader and band singing
Group image by Chad Rachman

The founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Joseph Shabalala has died. He has passed today, Tuesday,  in Pretoria, South Africa. The band's manager Xolani Majozi said that the 78-year-old was suffering from complications from a spinal surgery that left him wheelchair-bound.

Shabalala was born August 28, 1941 in Ladysmith, South Africa, and was well known for his unique and stirring vocals. The group has won five Grammy awards and traveled the world, putting South Africa’s music scene on the map in an innovative way. Shabalala formed the band in 1960 and led it for more than 50 years.

Congratulations To The Winners of WNCW Giveaways

Nov 19, 2018

Congratualtions to all of our winners and thanks to everyone who participated and/or donated to WNCW during our Fall Fundraiser 2018 campaign.

A special thanks to the companies that provided gifts to help support grassroots radio!

These are our winners of the Fall Fundraiser Daily Giveaways:

Sunday – Headwaters Fly Fishing located in Brevard, NC – Henry S.

Monday - No giveaway