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Serious presents

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

+ Muntu Valdo

7:30pm, Friday 12 June 2020

In the light of the pandemic and advice from the Government, the Usher Hall and our partner venues, the Assembly Rooms, Church Hill Theatre and Ross Bandstand, are now closed to the public until 30 April. 

There is no Counter or Telephone service until further notice.

Please see here for further information.

For sixty years Ladysmith Black Mambazo have sung powerful, uplifting songs that emote the struggles and passion of South Africa. Nelson Mandela called Ladysmith “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors”. The group sing a cappella in a joyously energetic performance that combines loud powerful choruses with softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves. Featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, they have toured the world since, and were re-united with Paul Simon a few years ago in the Graceland world tour.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be celebrating the life and music of their founder Joseph Shabalala in these concerts.

‘Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work’  (Guardian)

"Gorgeous harmonies from the South African vocal ensemble, best known for their work with Paul Simon on Graceland. Though they sing entirely a cappella, their songs have a rhythmic spring, and their dance moves are light-footed and elegant"  (Daily Telegraph)

‘With their cheeky scissor-kicks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo were pretty spry for a 60-year-old choral group. Their line-up has evolved… but the South Africans’ close-knit harmonies are just as faultless as they were on Paul Simon’s Graceland, which, in 1986, brought them international fame.’ (★★★★☆ Telegraph)

Running order

Door time: 6:30PM

Prices

£38.50 | £27.50 - inlcudes the booking fees

 

£1.50 transaction fee applies on all online and telephone bookings (non-refundable)

Restrictions

Under 16's accompanied by an adult

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