February 23rd at 8 & 10:30pm
Inter-Media Art Center
370 New York Avenue, Huntington,
Bodily  549-9666
TICKETS: $30.00 General Public
Saturday, February 23rd at 8 & 10:30pm, the Inter-Media
Art Center in Huntington, Long Island will host an evening of
African World Music with the legendary LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO.
African song and most Americans think of South African
practitioners of the vocal arts Solomon Lindy, Miriam Makeba
and perhaps more than anyone else in recent memory, LADYSMITH
BLACK MAMBAZO. Ladysmith
Black Mambazo has come to be regarded as South Africa’s
emissaries at home and around the world.
They are a national treasure of the new South Africa in
because they embody the traditions suppressed in the old South
traditional music sung by Ladysmith Black Mambazo is called
was born in the mines of South Africa. Poorly housed
and paid worse, the miners would entertain themselves after a
six-day week by singing songs into the wee hours every Sunday
miners returned to the homelands, the tradition returned with
them. It became a
fierce but social competition, held regularly and highlight of
everyone’s social calendar.
outstanding career has included such highlights as
collaborations with Paul Simon on his Graceland album, Shaka
Zulu their first album which was produced by Paul Simon and
won the Grammy Award in 1987 for Best Traditional Folk
Recording, recording with Stevie Wonder and George Clinton, a
featured appearance in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, and
provided soundtrack material for Eddie Murphy’s Coming
To America and numerous other soundtracks.
this performance are $30.00 general public ($22.50 for IMAC
Members) and can be obtained by calling IMAC's 24-hour
Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased
at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesdays to Fridays, and
after 2PM on the day of the show. For further information
on this or other IMAC programs, call IMAC's business
office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and
Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are
supported in part by grants from the New York State Council
on the Arts a state agency and the Suffolk County Office of
Cultural Affairs, as well as by the Members of IMAC.
IMAC also gratefully acknowledges contributions from Fleet
Bank, Korg USA and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.
Art Center, Inc.
370 New York Avenue
Box Office: (631)
e-mail: [email protected]