Winner of several Grammy Awards, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a talented music group from South Africa. Making music related tombubeandisicathamiyagenres, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the most popular zulu groups of all times. Now these popular musicians are scheduled to perform live in your city. Get yourLadysmith Black Mambazo ticketstoday to experience an unforgettable night of music.
The ensemble is the brainchild of Joseph Shabalala, who formed the group in 1960. Shabalala explains his endeavor as a result of a series of dreams which drove him to pursue this project. Shabalala dreamt about specific tunes and decided to materialize them. The group he formed was initially calledEzimnyama,meaning ‘The Black Ones.’.He taught the members of the group the harmonies that he had heard in his dreams and they soon formed the signature harmony for the group, calledNomathemba-literally meaning ‘Hope.’
Shabalala decided to take his talented ensemble into music competitions. The group’s performances were exceptional and they managed to win almost all the competitions. Shabalala later renamed the ensemble as ‘Ladysmith Black Mambazo’ which describes the group’s talent better.Ladysmithis the hometown of Shabalala, andMambazomeans axe, used here symbolically as the group’s ability to chop down competitions.
Both the genres adopted by Shabalala are part of the traditional music of South Africa, particularly of the Zulu people. By the late 60s, Ladysmith Black Mambazo had gained so much popularity that music producers and labels were themselves trying to sign the group into a contract. Finally, in 1972 Ladysmith Black Mambazo agreed to sign a recording contract with ‘Gallo Record Company.’ The year 1973 saw the first release by this talented group. Their debut album, titled "Amabutho" received Gold status, which was a first for any African-American musician or group in South Africa.
By 1976, Ladysmith Black Mambazo had started to produce music influenced by religious sentiments. Their first full-fledged religious album "Ukukhanya Kwelanga" reached double Platinum status, and also earned the group a Double-Platinum Disc Award. Now you have a chance to see the live show by this award-winning music ensemble. Get your Ladysmith Black Mambazo tickets today so that you do not miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the group’s incredible performance.
The group is itself an innovation in the field of Zulu music. There are three major sounds in this genre, a certain singing style for melodies, a high keen ululation and a grunting or puffing sound that results from foot thumping. Before Ladysmith Black Mambazo came into being these three forms of sound were not heard in a single song together. Combining them harmoniously could only be achieved by this incredible group of musicians. So even though the music Shabalala and his group produce is traditional, its presentation and performance is delightfully new.
The repertoire of the music produced by Ladysmith Black Mambazo is huge. With over fifty albums released and one million record copies sold in the UK alone, the remarkable group is truly matchless in its talents. Their latest album was released in 2011, titled "Songs from a Zulu Farm." Before this album the majority of the songs by Ladysmith Black Mambazo were written by Shabalala, ‘Songs from a Zulu farm’ has traditional songs of the kind that Shabalala himself might have listened to,while growing up on rural farms in South Africa. In addition to the usual sounds of growls and percussive effects that are the group’s trademark, this album features the comical sounds of animals that are likely to be on the farms.
The innovative group of remarkable musicians has been able to maintain its music quality and fan following for more than five decades. Now they are all geared up for their upcoming live concerts. Get yourLadysmith Black Mambazo ticketsand become a part of an unforgettable live music experience.
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