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SMS: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Student Matinee Series SMS: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

  • Tuesday, February 5, 9:30am
  • MainStage Map It
  • All grades.

  • $8.50

Five-time Grammy-winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo are the most successful singing group to come out of South Africa. Formed in the early ‘60s under the leadership of Joseph Shabalala, the group shot to international stardom when singer/songwriter Paul Simon incorporated their rich harmonies into his quintessential masterpiece, Graceland. The singers were a favorite of the late Nelson Mandela and traveled with the future South African president, at his request, when he went to Oslo, Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Now led by Joseph’s sons, Ladysmith sustains their original message of peace, love, and soul-soaring harmony well into their seventh decade.

Links to Geography, World History, South African culture, music, ensemble, collaboration, civics
Common Core: CC ELA; RL 1-10, SL 1-4, L 4-6, RH 1, 2, 4, 7; C3.D2.Geo.1-3, 5, 6 & His. 1-3

Show length: 1 hr

Sponsored by Gale Hurd in support of early access to the arts.

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