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Live Video: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Musical lore has it that Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the iconic South African mbube group, was founded by Joseph Shabalala after having a series of dreams in which he heard their sounds. It goes unmentioned whether or not Joseph dreamt of 50 years of worldwide success as perhaps the most well-known cultural export of South Africa.Read more…

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Under African Skies

Under African Skies Directed by Joe Berlinger (USA/South Africa 2012, 101 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown At the core of this documentary about the recording of the Graceland album by Paul Simon and whole batches of cherished South African musicalRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another fantastic week of shows ahead with something for just about every taste. Starting Monday, Yukon Blonde and Jon Pontrello are at the Sunset. Tuesday, Cloud Nothings are at the Crocodile, Punch Brothers are at Neptune Theatre, and Crocodiles are at Sunset Tavern. On Wednesday, Slow Club is at the Sunset, and the¬†Love Me Some¬†TownesRead more…

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