Music from South Africa – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM) is an a cappella group from South Africa. The group was founded in the early 1960s in the township of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal). The Black in the name refers to, Black Ox ‘, which (traditionally) is the strongest animal on a (African) farm. Mambazo means ax ‘.

Here is their song Nkosu Sikelel l´africa

 

Music from the US – Billy Joel

This is Billy Joel performing “The Longest Time” in London in 1984. The song starts at 2:30 but the beginning is worth watching, too. :)

Music from the US – Mark Goffeney

Mark Goffeney, born in 1969, best known as ‘Big Toe’, born without arms, is best known for playing the guitar with his feet. I think this is absolutely amazing what he does. Listen to him playing a Red Hot Chili Peppers song:

Music from the UK – The Wise Sound

The Wise Sound is a british producer and remixer. Like his a capella mix of the Hobbit soundtrack “Misty Mountains”:

Music from Canada – Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer

Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer (in english: The little coal miners from Hell) are a canadian acadian folk music group known for a capella music. Listen to their song “Les Jour d’la Semaine”: