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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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7 reviews
21 stars
Bring $10 cash for parking
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There is plenty of parking right in front of the venue for a reasonable $5 fee.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo In Concert
34 ratings
4.6 average rating
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24 events
10 reviews
19 stars
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12 reviews
26 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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10 reviews
6 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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“Black Mambazo’s tight harmonies [and movement]…combine to bespeak a breathtaking group discipline.” —Los Angeles Times


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.