Ladysmith Black Mambazo are one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive vocal groups. For sixty years the legendary 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.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be celebrating the life and music of their founder Joseph Shabalala, who died in February 2020, in these concerts.
This show was rescheduled from 20th June 2020.
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.
See 14 tour dates featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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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- Audley End Road
- Saffron Walden
- CB11 4UH