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  LADYSMITH - LoveToKnow Article on LADYSMITH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladysmith, founded in 1851, is named after Juana, Lady Smith, wife of Sir Harry Smith, then governor of Cape Colony.
During the British concentration on the town there were fought the actions of Talana (or Dundee) on the 2oth, Elandslaagte on the 2ist and Rietfontein on the 24th of October 1899.
On the 3oth of October the British sustained a serious defeat in the general action of Lombard's Kop or Farquhar's Farm, and Sir George White decided to hold the town, which had been fortified, against investment and siege until he was relieved directly or indirectly by Sir Redvers Buller's advance.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LA/LADYSMITH.htm   (581 words)

 Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fort was built in 1879 to protect the villagers from the Zulus.
Ladysmith made world headlines at the turn of the century when it was besieged for 118 days, from 2 November 1899 to 28 February 1900, during the most crucial stage of the Anglo-Boer War.
It is the hometown of Joseph Shabalala, founder of the singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ladysmith,_South_Africa   (275 words)

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a chorus from South Africa that is noted for singing a cappella mbube music.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo was formed as a result of a dream that Joseph Shabalala had in 1964, in which he heard particular harmonies.
The name of the group is derived in the following manner: "Ladysmith" is the hometown of the Shabalala family; "Black" referers to fl oxen, considered to be the strongest on the farm; the Zulu word "Mambazo" means ax - symbolic of the group's ability to "chop down" the competition.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /ladysmith_black_mambazo.htm   (371 words)

Ladysmith was named after the Spanish wife of Sir Harry Smith who was the Cape Colony's first governor and was known for his fairness.
Ladysmith made world headlines at the turn of the century when it was besieged for 118 days during the most crucial stage of the Anglo-Boer War.
Today Ladysmith is a commercial centre for surrounding communities, the town of Ladymith is a natural gateway to the tourist delights of the Central and Northern reaches of the Drakensberg Mountains.
www.drakensberg-tourism.com /ladysmith.html   (178 words)

Ladysmith was established on the crossroads for transport riders between Port Natal (Durban) and the Transvaal.
Dominating Ladysmith is the 'small mountain' - Umbulwane from the summit of which, the Boer forces could see almost all that was happening in the town.
Ladysmith is famous for the architecture of its electricity substations.
www.places.co.za /html/ladysmith.html   (235 words)

 Ladysmith British Columboa, Canada.
Ladysmith, British Columbia is located on the 49th parallel minutes north of Chemainus in the Cowichan Valley.
The shoreline beaches of Ladysmith BC is a mixed bag of nature with sand, weathered rocks, and driftwood scattered about.
Ladysmith BC Vancouver Island is only a 85 km (53 mi) drive north of Victoria BC on Hwy 1.
www.vancouverislandaccommodations.com /ladysmith   (428 words)

 In and around Ladysmith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladysmith dates back to about 1850, and was named after the Spanish wife of Sir Harry Smith.
Ladysmith was central to the struggle for Natal during the Anglo-Boer war, and for 118 days was besieged by the Boers during which time the name Ladysmith featured in press headlines around the world.
Ladysmith remains an important supply point for a widespread farming community, and is also an expanding industrial centre.
www.royalhotel.co.za /area.htm   (391 words)

 AllRefer.com - Ladysmith (South African Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It is the distribution center for the surrounding agricultural and coal-mining region.
Ladysmith was founded in 1851 by Boers (Afrikaners) who had been persuaded by British governor Sir Harry Smith to remain in Natal rather than join the Trek to other areas.
During the South African War, Sir George White's British forces at Ladysmith were under siege by Boers from Nov., 1899, to Feb., 1900, when British reinforcements arrived.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/Ladysmi.html   (214 words)

 Ladysmith Tornado: September 2, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although most of the damage in Ladysmith was rated as F2, (113-157 mph),there was a one to two block swath of F3 damage near Highway 8 and a Baptist church.& Along with structural damage to buildings, two vehicles (a pickup truck and van), were picked up and thrown 75 feet during the event.
Ladysmith is a city of approximately four thousand residents located in Rusk County, within northwest Wisconsin, and is about 45 miles north of Eau Claire.
One of the hardest hit structures in Ladysmith was the Ladysmith Baptist Church, at Highway 8 and West 3rd Street north.
www.crh.noaa.gov /mpx/ladysmith_tornado.html   (648 words)

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sung in the native languages of South Africa, this in fact adds to the enjoyment of the record, as one is drawn in and captivated by the repetitive mantra of the sounds themselves, and the honest feeling that they express.
Ladysmith crosses cultural boundaries more than ever before to bring their musical message to a wider audience.
It's good to think of the fact that, although political activists often criticized Joseph and Ladysmith for a perceived lack of political awareness, it was the desire to share the beauty of song that caused Joseph and Paul Simon to be the first world renown breakers of the international ban of South Africa.
www.singers.com /ladysmith.html   (2428 words)

 Ladysmith, South Africa
The British planned a town to be the administrative centre of the district, and named it Ladysmith in honour of the Spanish born wife of Sir Harry Smith, Governor of the Cape.
The column of British soldiers who finally freed Ladysmith, had suffered several defeats at the hands of the Boers on their march south due to guerrilla tactics used by the Boers.
Ladysmith is today an important road and rail junction where the main routes from Durban diverge towards the Free State and Transvaal.
www.go2africa.com /south-africa/battlefields/ladysmith   (278 words)

 A new village at Ladysmith
Buildout at Ladysmith Village is anticipated in 12 to 15 years, Acors said, while at nearby Pendleton, a larger community with a golf course, construction will continue for 20 to 25 years.
With 3,170 houses at Ladysmith Village and another 3,500 at Pendleton, plus 4,000 planned at the reborn Haymount subdivision on the Rappahannock River, gradual development is called key to the county's ability to accommodate such growth.
The town-style development that Ladysmith Village will become is the brainchild of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co., the nationally known planners of some 100 "towns" such as Seaside, Fla., Belmont Forest in Loudoun County, Spotsylvania's proposed New Post and Caroline's Haymount.
www.fredericksburg.com /News/FLS/2004/112004/11192004/1567027/printer_friendly   (1274 words)

 JS Online: Ladysmith picking up the pieces
Ladysmith - Chain saws buzzed, splintered trees fell and debris thudded Tuesday as it was tossed into piles of refuse - the sounds of a community putting its life back together one day after a tornado plowed through much of the downtown, injuring dozens and causing more than $10 million in damage.
Shari Gunderson of Cadott hugs her husband, Lewis, and son, Mitchell, 11/2, Tuesday near the car she was driving in Ladysmith on Monday when a tornado touched down, flipping the car.
Ladysmith's backup water tower toppled, spilling 60,000 gallons of water, said Mayor Marty Reynolds, whose bed and breakfast is next door to the spot where the water tower stood.
www.jsonline.com /news/state/sep02/71521.asp?format=print   (1521 words)

 South AfricanĀ­s Ladysmith at Goshen College Feb. 25
Ladysmith, which is now the number one African group in record sales, will bring colorful harmonies, guttural gulps and songs of freedom to the Goshen College Music Center at 7:30 p.m.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music was born in the diamond mines of South Africa, where fl laborers developed a form of competitive singing and dancing called isicathamiya to distract from their oppressive working conditions.
Ladysmith met American musician Paul Simon in a Johannesburg recording studio, and their discographic collaboration has been regarded by many as seminal to today’s explosive interest in World Music.
www.goshen.edu /news/pressarchive/02-10-03-ladysmith.html   (458 words)

 JS Online: Tornado ravages Ladysmith
Ladysmith - Powerful thunderstorms spawned at least four tornadoes across the state Monday, including one that crashed through the center of Ladysmith, tore away roofs, toppled the water tower and destroyed at least one church.
Faith United Methodist Church in Ladysmith is heavily damaged, the result of a tornado that ripped through the city Monday afternoon.
The storm approached Ladysmith subtly, first sending clouds to cover the early afternoon sunshine and a few sprinkles of rain, said Cheryl Nussberger, who noticed the slight change as she arrived at a wake for her cousin at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home.
www.jsonline.com /news/state/sep02/71208.asp   (1288 words)

 Ladysmith Provincial Hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladysmith Hospital is a 508 bedded Regional Hospital situated at Ladysmith in the Uthukela Health District.
Ladysmith Provincial Hospital was used as a military hospital between World War I and II and later used as a General Hospital.
Map showing location of Ladysmith hospital The hospital serves 92% of the population, which comprises of 25.6% urban and 74.4% rural.
www.kznhealth.gov.za /ladysmithhospital.htm   (368 words)

 Welcome to Ladysmith.
The Friends of the Ladysmith Library raised close to $4000, which will go towards the furnishing of the new library.
New elementary school in Ladysmith Village gets OK! Please visit "Supervisors OK pact for new Caroline school" to view article.
The clock was powered up at noon as lunch was served in appreciation of those who contributed to the construction of Ladysmith Village.
www.ladysmithva.com /pages/news.html   (364 words)

 The Hutchinson Dictionary of World History: Ladysmith@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was besieged by the Boers, 2 Nov 1899-28 Feb 1900, during the South African War.
Ladysmith was named in honour of the wife of Henry Smith, a British soldier and colonial administrator.
When the South African War broke out, various detachments of troops in Natal were concentrated in Ladysmith under General Sir George White.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28755110&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (181 words)

 LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His first group won prizes in ngomabusuki choir competitions, but he was not satisfied with the sound; the phrasing that made the group famous came to him in a dream: both freeflowing and strict, incredibly precise and heart- rendingly sweet.
He picked name meaning fl axe of Ladysmith '73; they soon won so many prizes they were banned from competitions.
Twelve members, eight or ten on stage at a time, sang mostly in Zulu, also in English or Sotho, lyrics about everyday concerns and religious themes; style of unaccompanied harmony is called Mbube.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/l/L5.HTM   (284 words)

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo to visit Springfield - The Drury Mirror - Features
Most of us were in preschool when Ladysmith Black Mambazo recorded "Homeless" and "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" for Paul Simon's 1986 hit album, "Graceland," regarded by many as seminal to today's explosive interest in World Music.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has revolutionized traditional South African a cappella singing with its own distinct version of "isicathamiya", the uplifting, spiritual song created by Zulu mine workers during the time of apartheid in South Africa.
Ladysmith's unique dance steps are rooted in an old African tradition from Zulu mine workers.
www.drurymirror.com /media/paper740/news/2005/02/18/Features/Ladysmith.Black.Mambazo.To.Visit.Springfield-870018.shtml   (417 words)

 Battlefields: Ladysmith's Cultural and Historical Attractions
The Soofi Mosque, Ladysmith, is one of the most beautiful mosques in the southern hemisphere.
Ladysmith reflects different architectural periods, from Gothic and Edwardian to Indian and Renaissance.
Houses the Ladysmith Black Mambazo Hall, with a lively display on this world-renowned group, as well as an entertaining exhibition on the Drakensberg Boys' Choir.
battlefields.kzn.org.za /battlefields/about/35.html   (2922 words)

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is Ladysmith Black Mambazo who has come to represent the traditional culture of South Africa.
Having listened to a cassette of their music sent by a DJ based in Los Angeles, Simon was captivated by the stirring sound of bass, alto and tenor harmonies.
"Ladysmith" is the hometown of the Shabalala family; "Black" makes reference to fl oxen, considered to be the strongest on the farm.
www.mambazo.com /bio.html   (1614 words)

 Ladysmith tornado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most of the downtown businesses in Ladysmith were damaged or destroyed by the tornado.
Schultz, who has lived on Lake Avenue near downtown Ladysmith for the past 27 years with his wife, Cora, said he was watching television when the tornado struck.
Weather Shield, which employees 500 people at their window and door manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, is also committed to the rebuilding process, according to communications manager Jeff Williams.
www.catholicherald.org /archives/articles/ladytornado.html   (702 words)

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Member Killed
Former Ladysmith Black Mambazo member Ben Shabalala was killed June 16 in a suburb of Durban, South Africa, under unknown circumstances.
Ben Shabalala joined Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1979 and was part of the group when it participated in Paul Simon's "Graceland" recording, which won a Grammy for album of the year in 1986.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo also won a Grammy in 1987 for the album "Shaka Zulu," on which Shabalala collaborated.
billboard.com /bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549540   (135 words)

 News on Ladysmith, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladysmith Primary and Ladysmith Elementary were fully accredited for the second year in a row.
A Ladysmith man, Steven Pillay, 24, is expected to go on trial in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on September 29 for the murder of his former girlfriend, Mala...
Hayward and Ladysmith were also in playing against Spooner, with the Hurricanes posting a score of 198 and the Lumberjacks had a 271.
www.linkmorgue.org /us/VA/Ladysmith.html   (4997 words)

 Ladysmith News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Inc., employee was killed Sept. 21 when two large bundles of lumber fell on him in the staging area for the millwork operation outside the south plant in Ladysmith.
One in February 2004 left a Ladysmith man without his wife and a 12-year-old girl without her mother.
LADYSMITH, The ex-wife of a former Rusk County district attorney accused in a murder plot more than two decades ago will voluntarily come to Wisconsin from California to fight the charges against her, her...
www.topix.net /city/ladysmith-wi   (568 words)

 Ladysmith Hotel Accommodations Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - Ladysmith Inn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The little town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, British Columbia is built on a coal mining history.
The Ladysmith Inn is now a fully modernized country inn.
The hotel is centrally located in downtown Ladysmith, a destination to enjoy, but also providing overnight accommodation for travellers enroute to other destinations.
www.ladysmithinn.com   (147 words)

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo first came together in the early 1960s under the gentle guidance of sweet-voiced Joseph Shabalala.
His inspiration for the group came to him in a dream in which a choir of children sang and danced.
These migrants didn't form football teams or the like, but instead turned towards singing as a means to stay close to their roots Ladysmith Black Mambazo released their first album in 1973.
www.wrasserecords.com /artists/info/11.html   (142 words)

 On Point : Ladysmith Black Mambazo - 2/14/2003
Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes out of a singing tradition born in the mines of white-ruled South Africa.
Its distinctive sound is attributed to a powerful recurring dream Joseph Shabalala had in 1964 of a group of children singing in an unforgettable harmony.
Today, Joseph Shabalala and Ladysmith Black Mambazo are hoping to preserve and release to the world all the music of South Africa from their traditional miners' music to new sounds rooted deep in South African culture.
www.onpointradio.org /shows/2003/02/20030214_b_main.asp   (201 words)

 Sunday Times - South Africa's best selling newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sacrilege: Nanna Naidoo, priest at the Hindu Thirukootam and Shree Ganasar Temple in Ladysmith.
Thieves targeted a Hindu temple and national monument in Ladysmith three nights in a row.
Ladysmith police spokesman Captain Charmaine Struwig said a case of burglary had been reported.
www.suntimes.co.za /2004/02/22/news/durban/ndbn10.asp   (214 words)

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