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Saturday, February 23rd at 8 & 10:30pm

PLACE:  Inter-Media Art Center        
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY  11743

CONTACT:  Kathie Bodily  [631] 549-9666
PHONE:  [631] 549-ARTS

TICKETS:  $30.00 General Public 
/ $22.50
IMAC Members

On 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.

Mention 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 cultural emissaries at home and around the world.  They are a national treasure of the new South Africa in part because they embody the traditions suppressed in the old South Africa.  The traditional music sung by Ladysmith Black Mambazo is called ISICATHAMIYA.  It 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 morning.  When 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.

Their 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.

Tickets for 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.

Inter-Media Art Center, Inc.
370 New York Avenue    Huntington, NY  11743-3316
Phone:  (631)  549-9666    FAX:   (631)  549-9423 
Box Office:  (631) 549-ARTS

e-mail: [email protected]  

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370 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 549-9666

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Saturday after 2 pm on days of performances

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