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Details for purchasing tickets to performances in 2021 will be announced later in the fall of 2020. Learn more

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereSaturday, Feb 27, 2021 8:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

Ticket Information

Sharing a heartfelt message of love, peace, and harmony, Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs an uplifting concert showcasing traditional South African vocal styles. Already successful in their own right in South Africa, the group rose to worldwide prominence in 1987 when they collaborated with Paul Simon on his hit album Graceland. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s richly harmonious vocals take inspiration from isicathamiya, a traditional music that developed in the mines of South Africa. The group has won five Grammy® awards and has been nominated 19 times. They have recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Andy Grammer, and many others. Their music has been featured on many film soundtracks including Disney’s The Lion King, Part II; Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America; and Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. Ladysmith Black Mambazo had the deep admiration and respect of Nelson Mandela, who designated the ensemble “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world.”

This performance is family friendly.

$55, $47, $33

Run time: 105 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission

Details for purchasing tickets will be announced later in the fall of 2020.

Free student tickets are available two weeks prior to this event.