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Monday March 11, 2013

From Peninsula Daily News

Language of soul: Black Mambazo returns to Port Angeles
By: Diane Urbani de la Paz

The white tennis shoes are key.

They allow the men’s feet to be seen, not heard, as they dance across states, countries and continents — and straight into the heart of the listener.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African a cappella ensemble, has performed to sold-out crowds at Carnegie Hall, given concerts for Queen Elizabeth II, the late Pope John Paul II and for Nelson Mandela when he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

The group also has sung here, most recently in 2008, when Mambazo drew some 1,100 fans to the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center.

On the heels of their new CD, “Songs from a Zulu Farm,” the nine men of Mambazo are on tour and returning to Port Angeles for a Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts presentation Tuesday night. The group will take the stage of the Port Angeles High auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

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