Ladysmith Hlanganani, is an Isicathamiya Band, headed by July Phagaphi.
The group practice and perform, in a building on End Street, in Downtown Johannesburg.
Isicathamiya is a performative vocal style, primarily associated with Zulu migrant workers.
In European understanding, a cappella is also used to describe this form of singing.
“The word itself does not have a literal translation, it is derived from the Zulu verb -cathama, which means walking softly, or tread carefully. Isicathamiya contrasts with an earlier name for Zulu a cappella singing, mbube, meaning “Lion”.