Get ready for a moving night of song, Philadelphia.
Known as the “kings of South African a cappella,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo draws from traditional music called isicathamiya, and combines those rhythms with dynamic modern beats and song.
Assembled in the early 1960s in South Africa by Joseph Shabalala, the troupe is perhaps best known for its work in mid-1980s with celebrated musician Paul Simon on his groundbreaking album Graceland.
Since then, the troupe has been in demand around the world, performing sell-out concerts and introducing world music to mainstream audiences.
Tickets to the performance, which start at $60, are available online or in-person at the Annenberg’s box office.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
When: Friday, January 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
More info: www.annenbergcenter.org