Inala – meaning abundance of goodwill – is a muscular and beautiful blend of South African and Western cultures.
Inala – meaning abundance of goodwill – is a muscular and beautiful blend of South African and Western cultures in an exhilarating celebration of the rainbow nation.
Choreographer Mark Baldwin unites Zulu traditions of song and dance with Western classical ballet, contemporary dance and music in one breathtaking performance. This unique collaboration brings together a stellar company including current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert with music performed live by Grammy Award®-winning South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
In over 50 years of joyous and uplifting music-making, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's past successes include working with Paul Simon on his album Graceland, featuring the intricate rhythms and harmonies of its native South African musical traditions.
Performed live by the choir and an instrumental ensemble, Inala's brand new score is a collaboration between classical composer Ella Spira and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
A truly unique collaboration
Former Royal Ballet director Dame Monica Mason
Undulating rhythmic phrases that push and pull...harmonising that is both ethereal and earthy
World Music, UK, on Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mark Baldwin Choreographer
Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Ella Spira Composers
Produced by Sisters Grimm