Ladysmith Black Mambazo Wins 4th Grammy Award, Will perform-Byham Theater, Jan. 29
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has won a fourth Grammy Award, the latest in Best World Music category for their album Singing for Peace Live Around the World, a collection of live recordings dedicated to the late Nelson Mandela and his mission of peace. The group's award was announced at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will perform traditional songs and gospel inspired music of peace, love and harmony, at the Byham Theater on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $24. For information, visit TrustArts.org, call (412) 456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, located at 655 Penn Avenue. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - led by founder and leader Joseph Shabalala - celebrates over 50 years of performing their joyous and uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. The group's musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, as well as solidified their identity as a cultural force. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed at many special occasions, including two Nobel Peace Prize Ceremonies, a concert for Pope John Paul II in Rome, the South African Presidential inaugurations, and the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2002, the group was asked to represent their nation in London at a celebration for Queen Elizabeth's 50th Anniversary as Monarch. For more information, visit mambazo.com.
ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses "curated" by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.