Night Of The Legends
The multi Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be in the city of Gold, to celebrate their 56th Anniversary; since coming together in the early 1960s under the gentle guidance of sweet-voiced Joseph Shabalala. They’ve grown from strength to strength and are now one of South Africa’s most treasure gems.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is part of the time-honored tradition of South African Zulu male choral music called isicathamiya (derived from the Zulu word meaning "to walk or step on one's toes lightly") The roots of isicathamiya go back to the turn of the twentieth century when large groups of males left their homelands and families to find work and lived in all-male hostels in the cities and near the mines. These migrants didn't form football teams or the like, but instead turned towards singing as a means to stay close to their roots.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo released their first album in 1973. They have since produced over 30 albums, including their highly successful collaboration on Paul Simon's Graceland in 1986; an album that was one of the best-selling albums of the eighties globally.
Their list of accomplishments goes on for ever they’ve managed to sell over a million albums internationally, they’ve been nominated 16 times for Grammy Awards, taking home the honours on four occasions and they’ve also won countless other awards across the globe.
Now you can join them in a celebration that will stretch across two days celebrating 56 years of bringing people from all walks of life together.
Tickets are available online from The Joburg Theatre prices range between R155 and R250.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
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