Five-time Grammy-winning, South African a cappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has thrilled audiences world-wide with their joyous and uplifting music, fusing the seemingly disparate yet spiritually resonant traditions of Zulu music and Christian gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration or alongside Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s beautiful, a cappella harmonies recall the days when men left small towns to go off to work in the country’s gold and diamond mines carrying with them hope, memory and song. Share in their timeless message of peace, love, and harmony as Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Rialto stage.
Come early for a free pre-show lecture by Dr. Michael Simanga. Dr. Simanga will give a brief talk on Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the music of freedom - from South Africa to the USA. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Rialto Lobby.
Dr. Simanga is an activist cultural worker, artist and scholar in African American art and culture as expression of identity, forms of resistance and transformation.
$5 GSU Student Tickets supported by Student Fees through the Spotlight Program available, week of show only, at the Rialto Box Office, 80 Forsyth St, NW, Atlanta, 404-413-9849.
Saturday, March 3 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Rialto Center for the Arts @ 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA