Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts for Two on Saturday, February 1 (Up to 44% Off)

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All-male a cappella choir that elevated Paul Simon’s "Graceland" enchants audiences with 40 years of spiritual harmonies

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The term “a cappella” applies to music sung without the help of instrumentation, while music sung without the help of mouths is known as “a haunting.” Get enchanted with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • $40 for two tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo (up to $72 value)
  • When: Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Parking included in the north garage, click here for more info.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.<p>

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

  • Year founded: 1964, in the midst of apartheid
  • Why: Joseph Shabalala dreamed of harmonies for months, eventually taking the sound he heard in his sleep and teaching it to a group of tenors, basses, and altos
  • What’s the sound?: Ethereal a cappella that incorporates traditional Zulu singing into a signature blend that Shabalala calls Nomathemba, which means “hope”
  • Where you’ve heard Nomathemba: on Paul Simon’s seminal 1986 album Graceland, on one of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s 50+ albums, or the time Shabalala sleepwalked into your home
  • What Simon had to say about the group: “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.”
  • Further proof of Simon’s fandom: he produced 1987’s Shaka Zulu, which earned the group the first of three Grammy awards
  • Another notable fan: the late Nelson Mandela, who called the group “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors” and asked them to perform at his inauguration
  • Essential tracks: “Homeless,” from Graceland; the peaceful “Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain;” “Mbube (Wimoweh)”
  • Newest release: 2014’s Always With Us, a tribute to the group’s matriarch and Shabalala’s wife, Nellie, who passed away in 2002
  • How the album honors her: it mixes the group’s voices with recordings of Nellie’s church choir<p>

Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts

Since opening its doors in 1955, the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts has attracted music-lovers from across the Northeast. The reason is clear: a Slip ‘n Slide in the parking lot, and the center’s robust programming, which places special emphasis on jazz and classical luminaries, as well as music and dance from all corners of the globe. Itzhak Perlman, Dave Brubeck, and Duke Ellington have all commanded the attention of auditors tucked into more than 2,300 seats. Things get more intimate for the venue’s Cabaret Series, which won Connecticut Magazine’s Best Cabaret award in 2011 and 2012. During these nights, the space takes on a cozy nightclub ambiance thanks to candlelit tables and a variety of acts, from acclaimed pianists to improv troupes.



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    University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Rd.

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    Mansfield, Connecticut 06269

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