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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.

This Monday, July 8th at 9pm, on the eve of Major League Baseball’s All Star Game, WNCW PM Mix host Sander Morrison will present an evening of America’s favorite pastime in song! Expect to hear tunes featuring Bob Dylan, Mabel Scott, Paul Simon, Dr. John, Chuck Brodsky, Doc Watson, Peter Cooper, The Baseball Project, Steve Goodman, Dan Bern, Wynona Carr, Count Basie, Widespread Panic, Sam Bush, Abbot and Costello, David Olney and plenty more! That’s Monday Night, 9:00-12:00, PLAY BALL!

Join us at 9:00pm on Monday, October 23rd as WNCW celebrates our national pastime - baseball!  The World Series begins on Tuesday, but evening host Sander Morrison will get you ready for the big game with a baseball-themed show featuring tunes by Doc and Merle Watson, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Count Basie, Steve Goodman, Sam and Dave, Chuck Brodsky, and many more! Monday night at 9:00pm, only on WNCW!

Monday July 11th will begin Major League Baseball's mid-season All Star Break...Join host Sander Morrison as WNCW celebrates our National Pastime in song, featuring tracks by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Chuck Brodsky, Todd Snyder, and many more! Monday night at 9:00 on WNCW!