Ladysmith Black Mambazo - UGA Performing Arts Center

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This performance is currently sold out. School groups may contact the outreach coordinator to be added to the waitlist: PACoutreach@uga.edu.

The jubilant and stirring voices of “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors” (Nelson Mandela) combine the complex rhythms and harmonies of Zulu tradition with the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. The group sings a traditional musical style called isicathamiya (Is-Cot-A-Mee-Ya), which developed in South African mines where poorly paid Black workers were taken to work far away from their homes. Beautiful a cappella harmonies — made famous on Paul Simon’s Graceland album — frame this five-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble’s message of hope and peace in an unforgettable performance of powerful song.

Piedmont Athens Regional
Performances for Young People

Learn more about our Performances for Young People Series here.

Hodgson Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)

230 River Road
Athens, GA 30605

Supported by

Athfest Educates Pinnacle Bank

The Performing Arts Center Arts Education Partners Fund
The Christine and Thomas Pavlak Performing Arts Center Endowment