Ladysmith Black Mambazo: State Theater of Ithaca

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Thursday February 08, 2018

From Ithaca Journal

Ladysmith Black Mambazo return to State Theatre in Ithaca
By: Jim Catalano

Fresh off winning its fifth Grammy Award, acclaimed South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo will return to the State Theatre of Ithaca on Thursday night. ‘It’s very exciting,’ said Albert Mazibuko, a member of the group since 1969, in a phone interview. ‘It makes us think back when we started ‘” it was only a dream but now it became it a reality, which is something very unusual.’

The band also was nominated for Best Children’s Album for ‘Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World.’

‘We chose songs with a positive message,’ Mazibuko said. ‘Bullying starts in kindergarten, so you have be taught to love one another at a young age ‘” it is very important, so they grow up with that mentality. So we chose those songs with a message for the kids and parents around the world.”

Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at the State Theater of Ithaca tonight (2/8/2018) at 8pm

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