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Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out run at the Edinburgh International Festival, four time Grammy® Award-winning South African choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo join multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin in this unique artistic collaboration. Featuring world class current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert, this critically acclaimed production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures live on stage. Inala’s original score is composed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala and Ella Spira, blending the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings. Mark Baldwin’s choreography unites Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance, performed by an exceptional company of 18 dancers and singers. Inala delivers a spiritually uplifting live experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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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