Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Two-Disc Collection, 2012 Tour


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Ladysmith Black Mambazo have assembled a two-disc set of recordings that capture the group reaching across the cultural divide and joining hands with musicians from around the globe. Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends, out now, contains 30 tracks featuring the world renowned South African group in collaboration with some of the most esteemed and influential recording artists, choirs and orchestras of the past several decades: Paul Simon, Lucky Dube, Emmylou Harris, Hugh Masekela, Natalie Merchant, The English Chamber Orchestra, Sarah McLachlan, Phoebe Snow, Taj Mahal and many more.

“For the past half-century, we have used our music to promote goodwill, cultural understanding and spiritual awakening throughout the world," says Joseph Shabalala, founder of the group. “The fact that we've been able to perform and record with some of the most prominent musical voices representing so many different musical styles, so many different countries, so many different cultures, is proof of the unifying power of music. We're very fortunate to have made so many good friends along the way, and we're happy to have so many of these recordings with those friends gathered in a single collection."

Check out the full tracklisting below, along with a list of 2012 tour dates.

Disc 1:

  1. Knocking On Heaven's Door (with Dolly Parton)
  2. Weeping (with Josh Groban & Vusi Mahlasela)
  3. Homeless (with Paul Simon)
  4. Ain't No Sunshine (with Des'Ree)
  5. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
  6. Shosholoza (with L. Dube/B. Luthful/H. Msaekela/V. Mahlasela)
  7. World In Union (with PJ Powers)
  8. Passage To Promise
  9. Amazing Grace / Nearer My God To Thee (with Emmylou Harris)
  10. Chain Gang (with Lou Rawls)
  11. Rain Rain Beautiful Rain (with Natalie Merchant)
  12. Jabulani “Rejoice" (with The English Chamber Orchestra)
  13. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (with China Black)
  14. Bread Of Heaven “Wales Forever"
  15. Dlondlobala Njalo (Soul Drummers Mix)

Disc 2:

  1. Homeless (with Sarah McLachlan)
  2. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (with Melissa Etheridge & Joe McBride)
  3. Hello My Baby (with Zap Mama)
  4. People Get Ready (with Phoebe Snow)
  5. Abezizwe (Uniting Nations Together) (D'Influence Mix)
  6. Paradise Road
  7. One Blood
  8. O Happy Day (with Betty Griffin)
  9. River Of Dreams (with Bill Champlin)
  10. Mbude (with Taj Mahal)
  11. I'll Take You There (with The Golden Gospel Singers)
  12. Inkanyezi Nezazi (Spiral Staircase Remix)
  13. Sohlabele Hasana (with Nana “Coyote" Motijoane)
  14. Angimboni Ofana Naye (With Sabc Choir)
  15. Mamizolo (Women Of Mambazo)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Tour Dates

1.15.12 Winspear Opera House, Dallas TX
1.16.12 Fitzgerald's, Houston TX
1.18.12 The Arts Center-Performance Hall, Brownsville TX
1.20.12 Jackson Auditorium, Seguin TX
1.21.12 Austin City Limits Live at The Moody, Austin TX
1.22.12 Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa OK
1.24.12 Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kansas City MO
1.26.12 Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO
1.27.12 Michael D Palm Theatre, Telluride CO
1.28.12 Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Durango CO
1.31.12 Lied Center for Performing Arts- University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
2.1.12 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton WI
2.3.12 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
2.4.12 Ramsey Auditorium, Batavia IL
2.7.12 Hartfield Hall Theatre, Terre Haute IN
2.8.12 Southern Theatre, Columbus OH
2.9.12 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg WV
2.11.12 Strand Capital, York PA
2.12.12 Grand Opera House, Wilmington DE
2.13.12 Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville PA
2.14.12 Shenandoah University, Winchester VA
2.16.12 UTC Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga TN
2.17.12 George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate NC
2.18.12 Clayton Center, Clayton NC
2.19.12 Ritz Theatre, Jacksonville FL
2.21.12 Thalian Hall, Wilmington NC
2.22.12 Rams Head, Annapolis MD
2.24.12 Lewis Family Playhouse, Cucamonga CA
2.25.12 Anthology, San Diego CA
2.27.12 Veteran's Hall, Grass Valley CA
2.28.12 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA
3.1.12 Laxon Auditorium- California State University, Chico CA
3.2.12 Uptown Theatre, Napa CA
3.3.12 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco CA
3.4.12 Cascade Theatre, Redding CA
3.6.12 The Port Theatre, Nanaimo BC, Canada
3.7.12 University Center Auditorium, Victoria BC, Canada
3.8.12 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
3.9.12 Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna BC, Canada
3.10.12 Meany Hall—University of Washington, Seattle WA
3.12.12 Barnes at Wolftrap, Vienna VA
3.13.12 Forbes Center for the Arts, Harrisonburg VA
3.15.12 FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre PA
3.16.12 Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington NY
3.17.12 Sanders Theatre- Harvard University, Cambridge MA
3.18.12 Hart Theatre- The Egg, Albany NY
3.19.12 BB Kings Blues Club, New York, NY
3.21.12 Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck NY
3.22.12 Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh PA

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