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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Kellerman scoop Grammy nominations

Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s been nominated for 'Best World Music Award'.

FILE: Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrating 55 years of performing at their latest concert held at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City.​ Picture:  Louise McAuliffe/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Ladysmith Black Mambazo & flautist Wouter Kellerman have scooped Grammy nominations.

The South African group was formed 55 years ago and have already won four Grammies.

They've been nominated for the best world music award, an accolade they won just two years ago, for their album Music from Inala.

This is Lady Smith Black Mambazo's 16 nomination.

Flautist Wouter Kellerman received best contemporary instrumental album of the year, for his Love Language album.

The album includes collaborations with various South African musicians, including the Soweto Gospel Choir, The Soil and Anna Davel.

On being nominated, Wouter Kellerman said: "I am simply overwhelmed by this nomination! It is extremely heartening to know that all our hard work is being recognised. This album has truly transcended borders and cultural barriers and I hope the positive energy created will help effect positive change in the world. I feel very privileged to be in such good company and wish my fellow nominees all the very best".

Other big artists who have been nominated for next year's ceremony include Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar.

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