Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Theatre Royal Brighton

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Mon 21 Jun 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.

Theatre Royal Brighton

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Mon 21 Jun 2021
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
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

Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
Monday - Friday show days: 12pm – 8pm. Non-show days: 12pm – 5pm | Saturday show days: 10am – 8pm. Non-show days: 10am – 5pm
Please note the Box Office is only open Sundays when there is a performance scheduled, and in this case it will open 2 hours prior to the performance and close 30 minutes after the show has commenced (Approx 17:30-20:30).
There are bars on every level who can take orders for interval drinks.
There is a cloakroom available at this venue.

Theatre Royal Brighton has entertained audiences for over 212 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country and continues to delight audiences with pre and post West End shows.

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Theatre Royal Brighton

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Mon 21 Jun 2021
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
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]