Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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

Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville

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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.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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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.