Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Wednesday, March 06 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 PM
At the Rio Theatre
$45/Gold Circle $30/General
Doors: 6:30 PM
“…sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” – Paul Simon
Grammy-winning vocal sensation Ladysmith Black Mambazo endures as the primary torch-bearer of a Zulu a cappella tradition known asisicathamiya, the traditional Zulu style featuring gorgeous voices, mouth percussion and cascading melodies accompanied by graceful choreography. The group became internationally famous when Paul Simon featured them on his 1986 album Graceland. Hundreds of international appearances in the years hence have earned the octet status as a globally renowned institution. Over their stellar forty plus year career, the group has demonstrated its melodic, harmonic and rhythmic versatility in recordings with an array of artists representing folk, rock, pop, soul, country, classical, hip-hop and world music. Their 2011 release, Songs From A Zulu Farm (Razor & Tie) received the Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. Singing For Peace Around The World is their latest CD. Get your tickets early – this band has a history of selling out!