Preview: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Nell’s Jazz & Blues (London; Sunday 13th & Thursday 17th May 2018)


Ladysmith Black Mambazo need little introduction; as one of the world’s most iconic musical groups they have been spreading their message of peace, love and harmony since the early 60s. Known for their joyous singing and beautifully layered harmonies, the all-male, a cappella singing group are a major part of popular culture – they’ve toured relentlessly over the years and have sung on movie soundtracks and in countless high-profile collaborations, most famously on Paul Simon‘s seminal Graceland. The late Nelson Mandela even proclaimed the group ‘South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World’.

In 2014, Joseph Shabalala, the group’s founder and leader, retired after over fifty years with the band. The group is now lead by Joseph’s sons Thulani, Sibongiseni and Thamsanqa Shabalala, who have been a part of Ladysmith Black Mambazo since 1993.

On Sunday 13th & Thursday 17th May, the legendary South African group will play two London shows at Nell’s Jazz & Blues in association with The London Jukebox. The band have a huge repertoire of uplifting and unique songs, including tracks from the Grammy-nominated 2016 album Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers. Don’t miss the chance to experience their unique sound in such an intimate setting – tickets are on sale now!

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