Slipped Disc's Zulu translator wins major music award

A few weeks back, we received several comments in the Zulu language in response to a report about a singer who had, apparently, risen from the dead (oh, povere Luciano, when will it be your turn?).

Since neither we nor Google are fluent in Southern African dialects, we sought a translator among our international readership and one young man, within the hour, helpfully obliged.

Last night, that young man, a baritone, won the Royal Overseas League Singing Competition in London, often a stepping stone to a major career.

Our warmest congratulations to Njabulo Madlala, who has previously won the Kathleen Ferrier award and is soaring to the stars.

Njabulo Madlala wins top  competition

Read all about it here and book to hear Njabulo as quickly as you can.

Watch him here as Scarpia

and listen to this sensational rendition of a Schumann dramatic song.

Thanks to Stephen Langridge for the tip-off.

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  • I am delighted to hear that Njabulo Madlala (baritone) won the Royal Overseas League Singing Competition this week against strong competition. Watch out for South African Sipho Fubise (tenor), who completed his post graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester recently.

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