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Lobero Live presents

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 8 PM
Lobero Theatre

About the Event

This performance was originally scheduled for February 19, 2022 and has been rescheduled to March 2, 2023

All tickets for the original performance dates will be honored for the rescheduled show at the Lobero Theatre on March 2, 2023.

If you can’t make the rescheduled date, you can request a refund by using the form below or contacting the Lobero Theatre Box Office at 805.963.0761 or by emailing


For more than 60 years, South Africa’s five-time GRAMMY® Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. It was Paul Simon’s 1987 Graceland album that introduced Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the world. The late former South African President Nelson Mandela designated the group “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” a title the members carry with them with the highest honor.

In 2018, the group received not one but two GRAMMY® nominations for two separate albums, a first in the history of World Music. These two nominations brought their career total to 19 GRAMMY® nominations. One of these albums, Shaka Zulu Revisited, won Best World Music Album. This was the group’s fifth GRAMMY® Award win, the most for any World Music group. In 2019, Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborated for the third time with the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company on a production entitled Lindiwe and released an album with songs from the show. The group has performed for millions of people, singing a message of peace, love and harmony.


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“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.”

– Paul Simon

Ticket Information

$106 - VIP

(VIP ticket includes premier seating and a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres)

$46 - Section A

$36 - Section B

(Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)

Reserved Seating
Seating Chart

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This event is presented by Lobero Live