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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saturday 9 August 2014
Edinburgh Playhouse

Described by Nelson Mandela as 'South Africa's cultural ambassadors', Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been delivering exuberantly energetic performances around the globe for decades.

To complement its collaboration on Inala, it gives a special one-off concert that offers the chance to experience one of the world's finest vocal groups.

Combining traditional Zulu musical styles with gospel music, it contrasts powerful, passionate choruses with soft, soulful sweetness in quieter music, bringing a symphonic richness to its a cappella performances, all delivered with an infectious sense of rhythm and flamboyant dance moves.

Undulating rhythmic phrases that push and pull...harmonising that is both ethereal and earthy

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  • Running time: 
    2 hours approximately


Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place

Supported by
Culture 2014 logo

City of Edinburgh Council logo

Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa logo

SA-UK seasons logo

20 years of Freedom logo



Image: Shane Doyle

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Grand circle: £30 £25 £20 £15
Stalls: £30 £25 £20 £15 £12 £10

Current discounts

Inala & Ladysmith multibuy offer: 20% off
Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed people: 50% off
Equity/MU cardholders: 50% off