Ladysmith Black Mambazo — South Africa’s Long-Running Musical Treasure — Returns to U.S. in 2010

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “South Africa’s long-running musical treasure” (New York Times), returns to the U.S. in 2010, bringing the nine-man a cappella group’s high energy live show to over 40 cities nationwide, including two dates in New York City. The group will perform songs from their 2009 GRAMMY Award-winning album ‘Ilembe,’ in addition to selections from their wide catalog.

“There is an honesty and integrity in their music that illuminates the best parts of humanity,” notes Associated Press. “Using their majestic voices and nothing else,” adds the San Francisco Chronicle, “[Ladysmith Black Mambazo] produces a full orchestra of sound”. The group marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music, garnering accolades worldwide and solidifying their identity as a cultural force. As Billboard explains, “Ladysmith is proof that music knows no boundaries.”

Over its forty-year career, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has earned three GRAMMY awards and received over 15 GRAMMY nominations, in addition to a Tony Award, and even an Oscar nomination. They’ve performed for kings, queens, presidents and popes. They accompanied Nelson Mandela when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and also recorded with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Grobin, among many others.

 

UPCOMING LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO U.S. TOUR DATES:

01/31/2010 – Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor MI
02/03/2010 – The HighLine Ballroom – New York NY
02/04/2010 – B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York NY
02/05/2010 – Colonial Theatre – Keene NH
02/06/2010 – Sanders Theatre – Cambridge MA
02/07/2010 – Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center – Great Barrington MA
02/10/2010 – Grand Ballroom – Macomb IL
02/11/2010 – West Side Theatre – Gary IN
02/12/2010 – McAninch Arts Center – Glen Ellyn IL
02/13/2010 – Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago IL
02/14/2010 – Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis MO
02/16/2010 – Jesse Auditorium – Columbia MO
02/18/2010 – Memorial Hall – Bethel College North – Newton KS
02/19/2010 – McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University – Manhattan KS
02/20/2010 – Walton Arts Center – Fayetteville AR
02/23/2010 – Finney Chapel – Oberlin College – Oberlin OH
02/24/2010 – Akron Civic Theatre – Akron OH
02/25/2010 – Goodnight Auditorium – Franklin KY
02/27/2010 – Avalon Theater – Easton, MD
02/28/2010 – Byham Theater – Pittsburgh PA
03/02/2010 – Mahaffey Theater – St. Petersburg FL
03/04/2010 – Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium – Winston-Salem NC
03/05/2010 – Music Center at Strathmore – North Bethesda MD
03/06/2010 – Washington Center for the Performing Arts – Olympia WA
03/08/2010 – Nordstrom Recital Hall – Seattle, WA
03/10/2010 – Montalvo Center – Saratoga, CA
03/11/2010 – Sherith Israel/SF Jazz Festival – San Francisco CA
03/12/2010 – Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium – Pasadena CA
03/13/2010 – Anthology – San Diego, CA
03/14/2010 – Centennial Hall, University of Arizona – Tucson AZ
03/16/2010 – Newman Center for the Perf. Arts – Denver CO
03/17/2010 – Lincoln Center – Fort Collins CO
03/18/2010 – Popejoy Hall – University of New Mexico – Albuquerque NM
03/19/2010 – Avalon Theater – Grand Junction CO
03/20/2010 – Peerys Egyptian Theater – Ogden UT
03/23/2010 – Emerson Music Hall – Bozeman, MT
03/24/2010 – University Theatre, University of Montana – Missoula MT
03/25/2010 – Bing Crosby Theatre – Spokane WA
03/26/2010 – Broadway Center – Tacoma WA
03/27/2010 – McIntyre Hall – Mount Vernon WA
03/29/2010 – The Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center – Klamath Falls OR
03/30/2010 – John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts – Eugene OR

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