The Paramount Theatre

Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Friday, January 24, 2020 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<b>Ladysmith Black Mambazo</b>
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The 2019/2020 Season at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Presented by KUTX Live

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $48-$20

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Event Description
South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award-winning singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage Zulu farm boy living just outside the small town of Ladysmith. A radio broadcast of one of their concerts in 1970 opened the door to their first record contract, the beginning of a recording career that includes over seventy albums.

In the mid-1980s, American singer/songwriter Paul Simon famously visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich harmonies into the Graceland album, a landmark recording considered seminal in introducing World Music to mainstream audiences.

When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he stated that Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music was a powerful message of peace that he listened to while in jail. When Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, he asked the group to join him at the ceremony in Oslo. It was Mandela who called Ladysmith Black Mambazo “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World.”

Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of peace, love and harmony as they travel the world year after year. They bring this message in song and dance to every theater they perform in.

Event Parking Information
Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the 600 Congress parking garage. For additional parking information, please click here.

Personal Items Policy
The Austin Theatre Alliance is taking measures to increase the safety and security of its patrons and staff. We have instituted a No Large Bag Policy at all shows and events at the Paramount and State Theatres. Read more information on banned items, permitted items and our full policies here.