Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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For over fifty 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 25 years ago, they have toured the world since, and were re-united with Paul Simon a few years ago in the Graceland world tour.

In January 2018, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was awarded the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, the 5th Grammy Award that the group has won.

"Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work" - The 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

Visit Ladysmith Black Mambazo's website.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £33, U25s £5, £2 discount off top price band for Festival Friends, purchase ten or more tickets in one transaction and save £1 per ticket
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by Bury Festival


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