Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Making their Kauffman Center debut, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 as the first presentation of the Kauffman Center’s Destination Series, which introduces audiences to high quality performing arts experiences offered by performing artists and groups from around the world.
For more than forty years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of the native South African musical traditions. The nine member vocal ensemble has recorded forty albums and sold more than six million records. First brought to the attention of international audiences through Paul Simon’s Graceland recording, they have since won three Grammy Awards and an additional fifteen Grammy nominations. Their first album Shaka Zulu won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre a blend of songs spanning throughout their successful career, as well as songs from their newly released album Songs From a Zulu Farm.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be followed in the Destinations Series by Irish music ensemble The Chieftains in March and Broadway’s international dance sensation Burn The Floor in May 2012.