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Friday March 13, 2020

From https://localspins.com/

‘Peace, love and harmony’: Ladysmith Black Mambazo lifts spirits of Grand Rapids fans
By: Ricky Olmos

“Despite growing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the cancellation of festivals, events and concerts throughout the country, the atmosphere at Grand Rapids’ Listening Room on Thursday night was all about optimism and spirited music.

In the first show of a two-night stand, legendary South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo brought sweet native sounds and engaging dance moves to the stage for a nearly sold-out audience.

With a long history that dates back to 1960, the collective ‘” draped in vibrant attire ‘” performed a wide range of songs in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube.”

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