Venue Details

1691 Star Starred
B.B. King Blues Club
Between 7th and 8th Avenues 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036
212-997-4144
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DeBo
B.B.Kings is not just a Blues club. :-)
Singer Oleta Adams info Jun 29 2014 star this tip starred
DeBo
B.B.Kings has an adjoining club/bar/restaurant called Lucille's that you can stop in and have drinks after any of the main shows @ B.B.'s
Singer Oleta Adams info Jun 29 2014 star this tip starred

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attended Feb 04 2010

Haunting harmonies, rich voices, Zulu high-kicks, and a mischievous sense of fun from the band-members, who really engaged the audience. It was almost a shame that the venue is a seated venue, as it would have been nice to join in for some of the...continued

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attended Feb 25 2014

This group remains a real treasure after all these years. (They've been going for 54 years -- with newer members aded along the way -- and I've been aware of them since Paul Simon's "Graceland" more than 25 years ago.
Richard Barr

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1 review
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attended Feb 04 2010

I took my brother for his birthday and we both loved it!! Great dynamic group!

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Description

Mention African song and most people think of South African practitioners of the vocal arts – Solomon Linda, Miriam Makeba and perhaps more than anyone else in recent memory, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It is Ladysmith Black Mambazo who have come to represent the traditional culture of South Africa. They are regarded as South Africa’s cultural emissaries at home and around the world. In 1993, at Nelson Mandela’s request, Mambazo accompanied the future President, and then South African President F.W. de Klerk, to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Mambazo sang again at President Mandela’s inauguration in May of 1994. They are a national treasure of the new South Africa in part because they embody the traditions suppressed in the old South Africa.