Monday, October 27, 2014

Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Durban

Johnny Clegg

For the first time ever, two of South Africa’s legendary performers will be sharing a stage, and Durban has the honour of hosting the event! Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be staging an historical performance at Old Mutual’s Music At The Lake with East Coast Radio next month.

The epic concert takes place at Durban’s Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 9 November 2014.

As one of SA’s most celebrated sons, Johnny Clegg has sold over five million albums over the past three decades, winning an armful of awards along the way. Returning from his nine week tour of USA and Canada, Clegg will be performing hits from his recent album, Human, as well as all-time favourites.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Multiple Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have also played a pioneering role in SA music and have helped put the global spotlight on the country’s music landscape.  Their 2014 Grammy winning album, LIVE: Singing for Peace Around the World, is a dedication to the legacy of the late former President, Nelson Mandela.  Founder Joseph Shabalala recently retired, handing over the reigns as lead singer to his son Thami Shabalala. This means the 12 member ensemble now has three generations of family members including Joseph’s grandson, Babuyile Shabalala!

Both these legends are set to make history by performing together in Durban next month. Johnny Clegg will perform for an impressive 90 minutes where he will feature Ladysmith Black Mambazo on three of his songs. Mambazo will stay true to their melodic harmonies for 45 minutes and will see Impi singer, Clegg join them on stage for a duet on one their hits, making this a world first.

Gates open at 12h30 for pre-sale ticket orders and 13h00 for on the day sales. First on stage is Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 15h00 followed by Johnny Clegg at 16h00.

Tickets are available online at 
Ticket prices:  Pre-sold tickets are R180 and R220 on the day
Kids between 8-12 pay R50, kids under 8 are free.  All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games

Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome

Images - Supplied

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

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