Ladysmith Black Mambazo | Music | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Ladysmith Black Mambazo 

click to enlarge sl_ladysmith_black_mambazo_3.jpg

Deep in the mines of South Africa, isicathamiya (is-cot-a-ME-Ya) was born. The distinct musical genre developed from miners trying to pass the six-day work week with song. Using this style, Ladysmith Black Mambazo acts as both a globally recognized a capella group and preservers of South African tradition. Known for their rich combination of history and crystalline sound, their dynamic harmonizing is one of the musical underpinnings of Paul Simon's multi-platinum album Graceland. The group will perform selections from their Grammy award-winning album, Live: Singing for Peace Around the World at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on February 6 and will host a panel an hour before show time to discuss life in South Africa. (413) 528-0100; Mahaiwe.org

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Nightlife Highlights: Riyaaz Qawwali

    Riyaaz Qawwali bring their hypnotic Sufi devotional music to the Garrison Institute on March 17.
    • Mar 1, 2016
  • MAYfest

    MAYfest runs May 26 through May 28 at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring.
    • May 1, 2017

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Common Ground

Oct. 6-Nov. 13 — A photography exhibition by Ellen Lynch. The exhibit pairs separate photographs of...

View all of today's events

Latest in Music

Related to Music

  • The Moonlights Sunday Brunch
  • The Moonlights Sunday Brunch

    The Moonlights, a debut musical collaboration for families, is making the rounds at a series of live performances, including two of the upcoming Sunday Brunch at the Falcon in Marlboro.
    • Mar 20, 2017
  • Opera in Phoenicia Park
  • Opera in Phoenicia Park

    With its open-air format, where attendees picnic in the parks and watch the stars emerge during performances, and its $5 youth tickets, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is the perfect place to share with children a love of music and theater, in a variety of styles.
    • Jul 25, 2016
  • More »

More by Kelly Seiz

  • Chili, Cheese, & Cider Fest

    The Hudson Valley's best chili chefs, cheesemakers, and cider producers collide in gastronomic harmony at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson on October 10 from 12-4pm.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • Parting Shot—Natalie Wargin

    Natalie Wargin's work gives viewers the opportunity to see the Hudson Valley with a fresh perspective—big-city-girl-let-loose-in-the-country awe.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • The Burning of Kingston

    To celebrate Kingston's resilience, rehabilitation, and revolutionary spirit, the biennial Burning of Kingston event is held this year from October 16 to 18.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets