Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Theatre Royal Brighton

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Sun 16 Oct 2022

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

Theatre Royal Brighton

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Sun 16 Oct 2022
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Doors open 19:00
Showtime
Sun at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

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

Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.

Enjoying the show safely, together.

COVID-19 Status

To ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff, currently, all attendees over the age of 18 will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 status to gain entry to the venue.

Find out more about what this means and about the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.

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Theatre Royal Brighton

change
Sun 16 Oct 2022
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Doors open 19:00
Showtime
Sun at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: