The Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents South Africa’s Grammy Award-Winning Troupe Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Friday, January 31

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the stage on Friday, January 31. (Photo by Shane Doyle)

Get ready for a moving night of song, Philadelphia.

On Friday, January 31, the dynamic Grammy Award-winning musical troupe Ladysmith Black Mambazo visits the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for a one-night-only concert event.

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
Cost: $60-$80
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