The Center For The Arts Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo was assembled in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, who took the name Ladysmith from his hometown. In 1970, a radio broadcast opened the door to their first record contract – the beginning of an ambitious discography that currently includes more than sixty albums. The group borrows heavily from a traditional music called isicathamiya (is-cot-a-ME-Ya), which developed in the mines of South Africa. Paul Simon produced Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s first worldwide release, Shaka Zulu, which garnered the group their first GRAMMY Award, in 1988, for Best Folk Recording.
Tuesday, February 18
Doors Open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm