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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

WUWF presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014

Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville

Tickets on sale now:
Purchase Online or at 850 729-6000

Ladysmith Black Mambazo borrows heavily from a traditional music called isicathamiya, which developed in the mines of South Africa where black workers were taken by rail to work far away from their homes and their families.

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In 1986, Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated Black Mambazo’s rich harmonies into his Graceland album, a landmark recording in the world music genre. A year later, Simon produced Black Mambazo’s first U.S. release, Shaka Zulu, which won a Grammy Award. Since then, the group has been awarded two more Grammy Awards and has been nominated a total of fifteen times. 

Local support for WUWF's presentation of Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes from the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.