Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The four-time Grammy Award winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform a benefit concert on March 5 at the Crest Theatre. The South African male choral group, prominently featured on Paul Simon’s hit album “Graceland,” will perform selections from a recent release, “Live: Singing For Peace Around The World,” a Grammy winner this year for Best World Music CD. The CD is dedicated to Nelson Mandela and his message of peace.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo will pay tribute to Mandela during the show, will perform songs from their 50-year career, and introduce material from their newest CD, “Always With Us,” a tribute to Nellie Shabala, wife of the group’s founder-leader Joseph.

Proceeds of the concert support Bridget’s Dream, a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization fighting sex trafficking in our region by providing comprehensive trauma-informed services to victims, their families and youth at risk of exploitation.

Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased at For more information, visit

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