Ladysmith Black Mambazo (ZA)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is much more than just a choir, they are a cultural institute. In the 1970s, they proved themselves as the most successful vocal group in South Africa. When Paul Simon visited the country in the mid-80s, he was inspired by them. The result was the world-famous album 'Graceland', a milestone in the introduction of world music to the general public.
They continue to spread their message of peace, love and harmony among millions of people with a profound respect for their cultural and personal history, upbeat vocal harmonies and recognisable dance moves. This has not gone unnoticed. Over the years, the group has been rewarded with five Grammy Awards and nineteen Grammy nominations!
"It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being." (Paul Simon)
in association with Toernee Mondial