Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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For 60 years the a cappella male choir have invoked the soul of South Africa with their intricate rhythms and harmonies and powerful, uplifting songs.

They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland and have been touring the world ever since.

Their Grammy-nominated album Walking in the Footsteps of our Fathers honours their past as well as their future with joy, pride and passion radiating from every bar.

Nelson Mandela called the vocal group ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors’.

Their energetic performances combine loud, powerful choruses with softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves.

Featuring

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo appearing at this event

Captivating Acappella harmonies from this world-renowned and highly evocative and uplifting all-male South African group, led and founded by Joseph Shabalal. They borrow heavily from a traditional music called Isicathamiya, which developed in the mines of South Africa. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary for the Grammy award-winning collective. Already successful by the 1970s, it was in the mid-80s when their sound became known worldwide, thanks to exposure on Paul Simon's 14 million selling 'Graceland' album. Even popular culture have taken them to their hearts, with mentions in TV's Family Guy and film Mean Girls.

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Muntu Valdo

Muntu Valdo appearing at this event

Muntu's Valdo music is rooted in the blues. He has played with some of the great names of African music including Ali Farka Touré and Manu Dibango, toured with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and explored exciting new collaborations with the likes of Damon Albarn's Africa Express. 'He resembled a youthful, latter-day Bob Dylan' - The Financial Times.

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Meltdown @ Southbank Centre

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