Ladysmith Black Mambazo Schedule
For nearly five decades, Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo has captured
audiences with their brand of uplifting, soulful music. Mashing elements of Christian gospel music with music representing
their South African roots, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has collaborated with various artists around the globe, including Paul
Simon, Ben Harper, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and more. Don't miss out on what promises to be an extraordinary performance
at the Carnegie Hall in New York, New York. And, make sure you sign up for StubHub's event updates so you can stay on top
of all of this amazing group's upcoming concerts!
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Background
is the man behind the group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Shabalala put the group together back in the early part of the 60s.
Once assembled, they played local events such as weddings. They took their music a step further and began to compete in isicathamiya,
a singing style native to the South African Zulus, contests. Ladysmith Black Mambazo stood out among the crowd at every turn
and were later on banned from even competing. They were, however, allowed to play at the contests. In 1973, they cut their
debut album, Amabutho. That first effort earned gold certification as did many of their other albums. But it was their work
with the legendary Paul Simon in the mid-80s that set the stage for their success with global releases. For his Graceland
album, Simon trekked to South Africa to enlist the help of musicians there. He connected with Shabalala and before they knew
it, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was off to London to collaborate with Simon. Post-release of Graceland, Simon served as producer
for Ladysmith Black Mambazo's debut U.S. album, Shaka Zulu in 1987. The album garnered a Grammy in 1988. The group has gone
on to achieve worldwide acclaim and earn a multitude of awards and honors. Today, after spending a half century on stage,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo shows no signs of slowing down!
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Albums
Since 1973, Ladysmith
Black Mambazo has issued more than 50 efforts, which include video tapes, DVDs, cassette tapes and other collections. Some
of their albums include: Amabutho (1973); Imbongi (1973); Ufakazi Yibheshu (1973); Umama Lo! (1974); Isitimela (1974); Ukukhanya
Kwelanga (1975); Amaqhawe (1976); Ukusindiswa (1977); Shintsha Sithothobala (1977); Phezulu Emafini (1977); Ushaka (1978);
Indiela yaseZulwini (1978); Ezinkulu (1979); Intokozo (1980); Nqonqotha Mfana (1980); Ulwandle Oluncgwele (1981); Cologne
Zulu Festival (1981); Phansi Emgodini (1981); Umthombo Wamanzi (1982) Induku Zethu (1983); Ibhayibheli Liyindlela (1984);
Inkazimulo (1985); Inala (1985); Ezulwini Siyakhona (1986); Shaka Zulu (1987); and more!
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Did you know Ladysmith Black Mambazo established the group based on dreams that founding father Joseph Shabalala
had? Yes, it's true! His vivid dreams highlighted music of the Zulu people that inspired him to assemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Concert Experience
Still sticking to a rigorous touring schedule after all these years,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has said they won't wind down. "Not as long as the people of the world want to hear our music. We
are the traveling musical academy for South African culture and it is our responsibility to continue on this journey," the
Now is your chance to catch an exciting concert packed with moments that you'll be talking about with friends
long after it's over. We all know there are a score of ways to get your music in today's media age, but to see one of your
favorite artists perform live on stage gives you a completely different perception and experience! Why miss out on the chance
to feel the beats and feel the lyrics bounce off your soul, surrounded by hundreds of other fans who share in your passion
for the music?
Ladysmith Black Mambazo certainly has years of experience entertaining audience and definitely know a
thing or two about livening up a crowd. So drop that bag of chips, get off the couch and head out for a night of hypnotic
music by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The concert experience is nothing short of spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's
still something that you have to embrace if you want to truly appreciate it for yourself. When gifted artists like Ladysmith
Black Mambazo take the stage, the vibe is ever-present, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the big-screen and head
out to see it all happen up close and personal as Ladysmith Black Mambazo to deliver a stellar performance in front of fans
– young and old.
You're in luck this year to catch a live performance because they are set to make appearances
at New York's infamous Carnegie Hall. Make sure you get your own tickets for one of these shows before they're all gone! All
you need to do is check right here on StubHub for ticket availability. It's that simple!