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Published: 2012/01/11

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Announce New Two-Disc Collection, Tour Dates

South African a capella gospel group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will tour the U.S. behind their recently released Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends album. This two-disc set features Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborating with a wide range of artists from all over the globe. While the group’s appearance on Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album is probably the most widely-recognized of their cross-cultural collaborations, the new collection also features collaborations with Sarah McLachlan, Taj Mahal, Emmylou Harris, and The English Chamber Orchestra.

Group founder Joseph Shabalala says about the collection:

“For the past half-century, we have used our music to promote goodwill, cultural understanding and spiritual awakening throughout the world. The fact that we’ve been able to perform and record with some of the most prominent musical voices representing so many different musical styles, so many different countries, so many different cultures, is proof of the unifying power of music. We’re very fortunate to have made so many good friends along the way, and we’re happy to have so many of these recordings with those friends gathered in a single collection.”

Ladysmith Black Mambazo will also tour North America in 2012. Kicking of the dates January 15 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX the tour will span across the country until March 22 at Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, PA. The ensemble will make a brief stop in Canada from March 6 to 9. See below for the full list of dates.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Tour Dates

01/15 Dallas TX—Winspear Opera House
01/16 Houston TX—Fitzgerald’s
01/18 Brownsville TX—The Arts Center-Perofmance Hall
01/20 Seguin TX—Jackson Auditorium
01/21 Austin TX—Austin City Limits Live At The Moody
01/22 Tulsa OK—Chapman Music Hall
01/24 Kansas City MO—Kauffman Theatre
01/26 Boulder CO—Boulder Theatre
01/27 Telluride CO—Michael D Palm Theatre
01/28 Durango CO—Community Concert Hall
01/31 Lincoln NE—Lied Center for Performing Arts
02/1 Appleton WI—Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
02/3 Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music
02/4 Batavia IL—Ramsey Auditorium
02/7 Terre Haute IN—Hartfield Hall Theatre
02/8 Columbus OH—Southern Theatre
02/9 Lewisburg WV—Carnegie Hall
02/11 York PA—Strand Capital
02/12 Wilmington DE—Grand Opera House
02/13 Sellersville PA—Sellersville Theatre
02/14 Winchester VA—Shenandoah University
02/16 Chattanooga TN—UTC Fine Arts Center
02/17 Wingate NC—George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center
02/18 Clayton, NC—Clayton Center
02/19 Jacksonville FL—Ritz Theatre
02/21 Wilmington NC—Thalian Hall
02/22 Annapolis MD—Rams Head
02/24 Cucamonga CA—Lewis Family Playhouse
02/25 San Diego CA—Anthology
02/27 Grass Valley CA—Veteran’s Hall
02/ 28 Santa Cruz CA—Rio Theatre
03/1 Chico CA—Laxon Auditorium-California State University
03/2 Napa CA—Uptown Theatre
03/3 San Francisco CA—Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
03/4 Redding CA—Cascade Theatre
03/6 Nanaimo BC, Canada—The Port Theatre
03/7 Victoria BC, Canada—University Center Auditorium
03/8 Vancouver BC, Canada—Vogue Theatre
03/9 Kelowna BC, Canada—Kelowna Community Theatre
03/10 Seattle WA—Meany Hall-University of Washington
03/12 Vienna VA—Barnes at Wolftrap
03/13 Harrisonburg VA—Forbes Center for The Arts
03/15 Willkes-Barres PA—FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
03/16 Port Washington NY—Landmark on Main Street
03/17 Cambridge MA—Sanders Theatre-Harvard University
03/18 Albany NY—The Egg-Hart Theatre
03/19 New York NY—BB Kings Blues Club
03/21 Mamaroneck NY—Emelin Theatre
03/22 Pittsburgh PA—Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Hall

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