Ladysmith Black Mambazo plus support Muntu Valdo - UK tour October/November 2022.
Friday, July 23, 2021
The South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo have re-scheduled their UK tour which will now take place in October and November 2022. Press release attached.
We have received the following press release;
Ladysmith Black Mambazo tour 2022
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
+ Muntu Valdo
New dates for October/November 2022
Bookings and more information:
Tickets purchased for original dates remain valid.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive vocal groups. For sixty years the legendary a cappella male choir have invoked the soul of South Africa with their intricate rhythms and harmonies and powerful, uplifting songs.
‘Truly great singing, balancing soulful ballads and traditional dance songs with exquisite and perfectly timed harmony work’ (Guardian)
They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland album and have been touring the world ever since and have won five GRAMMY Awards.
‘With their cheeky scissor-kicks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo were pretty spry for a 60-year-old choral group. 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 brought them international fame.’ (★★★★☆ Telegraph)
For sixty years Ladysmith Black Mambazo has sung powerful, uplifting songs that emote the struggles and passion of South Africa. Nelson Mandela called Ladysmith “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors”. The group’s joyously energetic performance combines loud powerful choruses with softer, almost whispering, chants where voices blend harmoniously, and tightly choreographed dance moves.
‘Though they sing entirely a cappella, their songs have a rhythmic spring, and their dance moves are light-footed and elegant’ (Daily Telegraph)
‘It’s not just their sound but their look and their athleticism. They bounded on, promising an evening of “peace, love and harmony” from South Africa to the world and surely no one failed to pick up the joyous vibes as they sang and joshed with one another, and the audience.’ (★★★★☆ theartsdesk)
When Joseph Shabalala formed the group that became Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 60 years ago, he had a dream of a South Africa living in harmony. For all his life he created beautiful vocal music that came to speak to the whole world with a call for peace and love. Joseph retired in 2014 and handed leadership of Ladysmith Black Mambazo to his four sons Thulani, Msizi, Sibongiseni and Thamsanqa, who carry Joseph’s message into the future.
Thursday 13 October BRISTOL St George’s
Friday 14 October GUILDFORD G-Live
Saturday 15 October LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall (two shows)
Sunday 16 October BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Thursday 20 October BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
Friday 21 October LONDON Alexandra Palace
Saturday 22 October SAFFRON WALDEN Saffron Hall
Sunday 23 October LONDON Richmond Theatre
Tuesday 25 October MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 27 October BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
Saturday 29 October YORK Grand Opera House
Wednesday 2 November EDINBURGH Usher Hall
For information on all Serious shows please go to http://www.serious.org.uk