Ladysmith Black Mambazo - UGA Performing Arts Center

The box office will be open 10am-2pm during UGA spring break March 4-8

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“Theirs is among the most distinctive and uplifting choral sounds around.”—NPR

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.

Join us for a free pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall from 6:45-7:15 pm.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)

230 River Road
Athens, GA 30605

Supported by

Ian Russell Hardin and Carol Alice McKay
Carlton Bain and Dr. William Tzu-Wei Huang