New Ladysmith Black Mambazo Album and US Tour in 2006

Heads Up International has announced its first release of 2006,
Long Walk to Freedom. In 1986, Paul Simon introduced the musical genius and boundless
spiritual energy of

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
to the world via his groundbreaking

. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of their
ascendancy to the world stage and the dawning of democracy in South Africa
12 years ago, the Grammy-winning vocal group will release Long Walk to
on Heads Up on January 24. The album features 12 new recordings of
classic Ladysmith Black Mambazo songs — including “Diamonds on the Soles
of Her Shoes,” “Homeless,” and their first big hit “Nomathemba” — with
guest performances by Melissa Etheridge, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal,
, Joe McBride, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant and many others. Also
appearing are a virtual who’s who of South African artists:
Bhekumunzi Luthlui,
, and more.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo 2006 US tour dates:

2/2 Manchester, MA
2/3 Brunswick, ME
2/4 Troy, NY
2/5 Peekskill, NY
2/7 Bethlehem, PA
2/9 North Bethesda, MD
2/10 Greenvale, NY
2/11 Cambridge, MA
2/12 Keene, NH
2/14 Annapolis, MA
2/15 Pomona, NJ
2/17 Princeton, NJ
2/18 Newark, NJ
2/19 Philadelphia, PA
2/21 Wilmington, NC
2/22 – 23 Durham, NC
2/25 Atlanta, GA
2/28 Madison, WI
3/1 Platteville, WI
3/4 Iowa City, IA
3/6 Duluth, MN
3/7 Grand Rapids, MI
3/9 Winona, MN
3/10 Fairmont. MN
3/11 Rochester, MN
3/12 Detroit Lakes, MN
3/15 Holland, MI
3/17 Paducah, KY
3/18 St. Louis, MO
3/19 – 20 Memphis, TN
3/22 – 23 Saratoga, CA
3/24 Arcata, CA
3/25 Eugene, OR
3/26 Klamath Falls, OR
3/28 & 4/1 Sebastopol, CA
3/29 Davis, CA
3/30 Berkeley, CA
4/5 Riverside, CA
4/6 Santa Barbara, CA
4/7 Pasadena, CA
4/8 Costa Mesa, CA
4/9 Flagstaff, AZ
4/11 Dallas, TX
4/12 Austin, TX

Author: World Music Central News Department

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