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 to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Vogue Theatre. For $25, you get one general-admission ticket for Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $49.78 value, including all ticketing fees).
The ethereal a cappella harmonies of South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo unites with the gleaming natural acoustics of the Vogue Theatre, enchanting audiences with over 40 years of their Grammy-winning vocal aerobatics. Widely known for introducing world music to landlocked listeners on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the all-male choir has been a travelling seminary of South African culture since 1960. Fresh off their latest Grammy-nominated album, Songs from a Zulu Farm, leader Joseph Shabalala and his jolly collective of basses, tenors, altos, contraltos, and human kazoos woo audiences in magnanimous feats of oral funambulism. Toes tap and hands clap as the group employs the singing style of isicathamiya, which excites with engaging call-and-responses. Spreading their gospel of peace and love, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates a spiritual experience that elates the soul and brings tears of joy to even the stodgiest robots.