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Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings harmonies to DCA

4:15 PM, Jun. 18, 2013
South African male a cappella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings its distinctive sound to Door Community Auditorium June 21.
South African male a cappella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings its distinctive sound to Door Community Auditorium June 21.
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Legendary South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo opens a weekend of fascinating concerts with an evening of stirring music at Door Community Auditorium.

The male vocal group with the distinctive, haunting harmonies has been around for more than 50 years, making joyous music that marries the intricate rhythms and rich a cappella harmonies of their native South Africa to the powerful sounds of traditional gospel music.

But it first achieved widespread acclaim in mainstream America when it appeared on a couple tracks of Paul Simon's mega-smash 1986 album, "Graceland." Since ...

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