Ladysmith Black Mambazo at De La Warr Pavilion | 20th October 2022 | Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, on 20th October 2022 the group sing a cappella in a joyously energetic performance where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves.
For sixty years Ladysmith Black Mambazo have sung powerful, uplifting songs that emote the struggles and passion of South Africa.
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 reunited with Paul Simon a few years ago in the Graceland world tour. For this tour, the group will be celebrating the life and music of their founder Joseph Shabalala.
Opening set from Cameroon-born Muntu Valdo – whose music is rooted in the blues, mixing African traditions with striking modernity and technical mastery. His mesmerizing solo set juxtaposes his raw, passionate voice and intensely emotive melodies, intricate African guitar lines with ingenious use of loops and effects to create a sun-kissed groove, Sawa Blues – the title of his forthcoming album.
‘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)
Fully seated U14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at De La Warr Pavilion.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo at De La Warr Pavilion has been rescheduled from June 2020 & May 2021.
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