Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Peace, Love & Harmony
Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30 pm // Atwood Concert Hall
Four-time Grammy winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is back by popular demand! The South African group has toured worldwide for more than 50 years to spread a message of peace.
Introduced to many Americans on Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland, the a cappella ensemble is best known for uplifting and rhythmic vocal harmonies. Maintaining a deep respect for their Zulu culture and history, Ladysmith continues to evolve. Newer members have infused the group with youthful energy, and Ladysmith founder Joseph Shabalala looks to these young men to carry on his dream to “keep South Africa alive in people’s hearts.”
Join them for the evening, and leave the theatre with your heart full and your spirit lifted.
“You go to a Ladysmith Black Mambazo show to be reminded that the human voice is the most beautiful sound on Earth.” –Washington Post
Subscribe and save! Tickets start at $32.50, or $26 with a subscription package of 3 or more shows.
“Undulating rhythmic phrases that push and pull … harmonising that is both ethereal and earthy.” –World Music, UK
TYPE OF EVENING
Going to Graceland
International Music Night
WHAT TO EXPECT
An evening of peace, love, and harmony
Hope and inspiration
Pre-performance talk, 6:30-7 pm: Enhance your experience with a free talk one hour before this performance. A local expert will give insight into the type of performance and more information about the artist. You do not need a ticket to attend the talk.
“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.”
Congratulations to Ladysmith Black Mambazo on their Grammy nominations this year!
“If the creative discipline and good spirits of the South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are any indication of the prevailing will and temperament of its homeland, South Africa has great chance of completing its transition from racist tyranny to equal-rights democracy with joy, not further bloodshed.” –The Los Angeles Times
“Above all LBM leave their audience in awe of the power and variety of the human voice and its ability to conjure up sounds which evoke the beauty and atmosphere of a land far away. What a gift.” –Yorkshire Post