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Ladysmith Black Mambazo goes onStage at Connecticut College Feb. 5

NEW LONDON, Conn. - OnStage at Connecticut College is proud to present the joyful gospel sounds of the Grammy award-wining a cappella group and Zulu men's choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium.

For 30 years, the South African group has traveled the world spreading their powerful message of "peace, love and harmony" - singing all along the way and performing with such über famous musicians as Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Dolly Parton. The group has also performed at two Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, for the Pope in Rome, at South African Presidential inaugurations and at the Summer Olympics.

Playing in the Zulu "isicathamiya" style, Ladysmith Black Mambazo sings with "voices blended like organ pipes" and a sound that "whispers and swoops and quivers, said the New York Times, while the Boston Globe said the ability of the "eight-man choral army to move like one rich, deep voice is the perfect vehicle for themes of coming together for the greater good."

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (860) 439-ARTS, visit or visit the Connecticut College Ticket Office. Tickets to Ladysmith Black Mambazo are $28, $24, $20 for adults, $25, $21.50, $18 for seniors and $14, $12, $10 for students.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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January 20, 2009