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The Mahaiwe welcomes Ladysmith Black Mambazo back to the Berkshires.
Excitement and anticipation is high as the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington welcomes back Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 8pm on Friday (February 6).
In conjunction with the performance, the Mahaiwe will also host a pre-show 7pm panel discussion at the theater with members of the Berkshire community from Africa, including Pauline Dongala and Eileen & Roy Tau. The speakers will talk about some distinctive aspects of South African culture and the impact of Ladysmith Black Mambazo on their countries. Admission to the panel is free to concert ticketholders. In addition, Castle Street Café Chef Michael Ballon will honor Ladysmith Black Mambazo by creating a South African cuisine menu option that evening.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Led by co-founder and front man Joseph Shabalala, the South African singing sensation Ladysmith Black Mambazo didn’t have any instrumental back-up when they rolled into The Egg last month.
In fact, they have never had any non-singing musicians backing their group, except when they have performed or recorded with their musical “friends.”
Well, their friends include a broad spectrum of musical cross-genre heavy hitters – Josh Groban, Des’ Ree, Lucky Dube, Dolly Parton, PJ Powers, Lou Rawls, Emmylou Harris, Natalie Merchant, Taj Mahal, Sara McLachlan and the late Phoebe Snow, among many others.
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