Ladysmith Black Mambazo Roars Into Philly

World music will take center stage later this month.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo will return to the Annenberg Center in University City for a special one-night-only performance on March 18.

The three-time Grammy award-winning group plans to perform songs from their new album Songs From a Zulu Farm, released last month. The album is considered their most personal release yet -- highlighting their life growing up on the farm in South Africa.

"These are the songs from the earliest time in our lives," said the ensemble's front man, Joseph Shabalala. "When we sing these songs, we're singing from our personal history. We hope that these songs sung to South African Children can be enjoyed by families in many other places in the world."

Before you sway to the music of the all-male a capella group, fans will have the chance to attend a pre-show chat with member Albert Mazibuko and manager Mitch Goldstein made possible by Carol Muller, Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hurry if you want to see this award-winning group. They performed at the Annenberg Center once before in January 2009 -- to a sold out crowd.

Tickets start at just 20 bucks and run up to $50 and can be bought at the Annenberg Center Box Office, online or by calling 215-898-3900.

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