For over fifty years, South Africa’s four-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies and signature dance moves. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, the ensemble is ever-evolving with an eye towards their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their a cappela vocals on Paul Simon’s Graceland album the original members have welcomed a younger generation into their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of harmony to millions across the globe. The younger members of the group, led by the four sons of founder Joseph Shabalala, who joined the Ladysmith Black Mambazo nearly twenty-five years ago have infused the group with youthful energy and Nelson Mandela dubbed them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world…” Their 2017 release, Songs of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents shares their uplifting message with audiences of all ages through a combination of music and stories behind the songs.
Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $55 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org