Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Songs from a Zulu Farm
Concert Hall at 10AM Tickets $7
Since their earliest recordings and performances, the South African-based Grammy Award-winning a cappella group
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – as individuals and as a group – have maintained a respect and a reverence for their past.
Alongside the South African history witnessed by an entire world, there’s a quieter, more personal past shared by the
members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo – a time of youth and innocence, when the world consisted of nothing more
than the hills and open fields of their parents’ farms in Zulu country. Songs From A Zulu Farm is a collection of traditional songs from the group member’s childhoods on the farms of Zululand, South Africa. The songs recreate the
idyllic world in which the members once lived and shares it with audiences around the world.
As founder Joseph Shabalala says, “We travel the world spreading our message of Peace, Love and Harmony. What
could be better or more important than that?”
Curriculum connections: History and Cultural Heritage, Music, Social Studies, Geography, Cultural Diversity
Study Guide (Acrobat pdf 2.8 MB)