Venue Details

390 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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armando aleman
Semi formal
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armando aleman
Parking lot a bit confusing
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armando aleman
Great service at venue
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Effini
Business casual to nice
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Effini
Lots of parking structures
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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22 events
10 reviews
21 stars
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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 02 2007

This was truly a unique experience. The harmonic sounds produced by this fabulous group gave me goose bumps. If the sound wasn't enough, the fun energetic choreography was enough to keep you wondering how they do it.

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7 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 02 2007

I left at intermission. Since the end of the aprtheid era, many of the South African groups have lost the zeal that made them exciting to see.

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More Information

Website

http://www.carpenterarts.org/artist09-ladysmith.html

Quotes & Highlights

“Black Mambazo’s tight harmonies [and movement]…combine to bespeak a breathtaking group discipline.” —Los Angeles Times

Description

This Grammy Award-wining a cappella ensemble has become the icon of traditional South African culture in the eyes of music fans worldwide. Best know in the U.S. for their 1986 collaboration with Paul Simon on “Graceland,” they have worked on five major motion picture soundtracks, and with a number of musical giants such as Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Ben Harper, and George Clinton.