Ladysmith Black Mambazo Prod Shot

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Grand Opera House York
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Sat 29 Oct 2022
  Tickets available from £29.40
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Concert
This show has an interval
South African vocal powerhouse Ladysmith Black Mambazo play their first UK tour for many years with Muntu Valdo.

Grand Opera House York

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Sat 29 Oct 2022
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
This show has an interval
Doors open 19:00
Showtime
Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

Nelson Mandela called Ladysmith “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors”.

Since they shot to global stardom on Paul Simon's Graceland album, Mambazo have been recognised as one of the world's great vocal groups.

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Mambazo sing powerful uplifting songs and tour to celebrate Black History Month.

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
- Daily Telegraph

Their special guest is Cameroon-born guitarist and singer Muntu Valdo - an electrifying presence who combines loops with the blues.

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What the critics say

Their line-up has evolved... but the South Africans’ close knit harmonies are just as faultless as they were on Paul Simon’s Graceland, which, in 1986, brought them international fame
- 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

Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
York Station
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
We have a range of bars throughout the venue. Enjoy a drink on every level of our theatre alongside our main foyer bar.
There is no cloakroom available at The Grand Opera House.
Enhance your theatre experience by sitting in one of our Ambassador Boxes. Relax and watch the show from your own theatre box and enjoy a mini bottle of bubbly, savoury snacks and chocolates to make your time at the theatre extra special.

Not originally intended to be a theatre, the buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York officially opened in 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. Since then it has been owned by FJ Butterworth, the Shepherd of Shambles and the India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring the theatre to its former glory in 1987.

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Grand Opera House York

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Sat 29 Oct 2022
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
This show has an interval
Doors open 19:00
Showtime
Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: