SUGGESTED GRADES: All Ages
World Cultures, Cultural Sensitivity, Visual and Performing Arts, Singing, Purposes and Meanings in the Arts, Interdisciplinary Connections
“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.”
– Paul Simon
The joyous and uplifting musical voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, referred to by Nelson Mandela as ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors’, combine the complex rhythms and harmonies of their Zulu traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. Well known for their vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube, this four-time Grammy Award Winning ensemble has been warming the hearts of audiences worldwide for over 50 years!