Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Mon 17 May 2021

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For sixty years Ladysmith Black Mambazo have sung powerful, uplifting songs that emote the struggles and passion of South Africa.

Milton Keynes Theatre

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Mon 17 May 2021
500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
Doors open 19:00
Showtime
Mon at 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Why go and see it?

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

The group sing a cappella in a joyously energetic performance that combines loud powerful choruses with softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves. Featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, they have toured the world since, and were reunited with Paul Simon a few years ago in the Graceland world tour. For this tour, the group will be celebrating the life and music of their founder Joseph Shabalala.

Opening set from Cameroon-born Muntu Valdo - whose music is rooted in the blues, mixing African traditions with striking modernity and technical mastery. His mesmerizing solo set juxtaposes his raw, passionate voice and intensely emotive melodies, intricate African guitar lines with an ingenious use of loops and effects to create a sun-kissed groove, Sawa Blues - the title of his forthcoming album.

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

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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

Milton Keynes Theatre

500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
Milton Keynes Central Station
Box Office open from 12:00pm – 15 mins after the performance commences. 12:00pm – 16:00pm on non show days. Open 1h 30m before show start on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Sundays and Bank Holidays the Box Office is open 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the first performance, closing 15 minutes after the last performance commences.
Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of The Garden Room, open from 18:00 where you can enjoy an array of delights including live piano music, a selection of premium wines and delicious food.
There is a cloakroom at this venue.

One of the region’s leading live entertainment venues, Milton Keynes Theatre showcases the best West End and touring productions from across the UK. Offering a wide and varied programme including first class dance, drama, musicals, opera, comedy and children’s shows.

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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Mon 17 May 2021
500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
Doors open 19:00
Showtime
Mon at 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]