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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Part of Grace Jones' Meltdown

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala. In celebration of his life and music, these performances will go ahead as planned.

For 60 years the a cappella male choir have invoked the soul of South Africa with their intricate rhythms and harmonies and powerful, uplifting songs.

They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland and have been touring the world ever since.

Their Grammy-nominated album Walking in the Footsteps of our Fathers honours their past as well as their future with joy, pride and passion radiating from every bar.

Nelson Mandela called the vocal group ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors’.

Their energetic performances combine loud, powerful choruses with softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves.

Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work.
THE GUARDIAN
Gorgeous harmonies from the South African vocal ensemble, best known for their work with Paul Simon on Graceland. Though they sing entirely a cappella, their songs have a rhythmic spring, and their dance moves are light-footed and elegant.
THE TELEGRAPH
They bounded on promising an evening of ‘peace, love and harmony’ from South Africa to the world and surely no one failed to pick up the joyous vibes as they sang and joshed with one another, and the audience. ★★★★
THEARTSDESK

Dates & times

21 Jun 2020

where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£29.50 - £39.50
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£29.50, £39.50

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

Ticketing
Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am, Wednesday 12 February, and on general sale at 10am, Friday 14 February.

Please note there is a purchase limit of four tickets per person for this event.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.