For over half a century, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. 2016 marks the band’s sixteenth Grammy Award nomination (Music From Inala, nominated for Best World Music Album) and the thirtieth anniversary of their beloved collaboration with Paul Simon, the iconic Graceland album.
With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Over the years, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people. The newer members, in turn, have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future. Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala looks to these young men to carry on his dream to “keep South Africa alive in people’s hearts” for years to come.
This concert is presented in association with World Music Institute, as part of their Masters of African Music series.
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