Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $39, $49, $59
An international sensation, Ladysmith Black Mambazo fuses the intricate rhythms and harmonies of its native South African musical traditions with the sounds and sentiments of gospel. The all-male vocal group rocketed to fame in the mid-1980s when Paul Simon incorporated its rich harmonies into his groundbreaking album Graceland, which helped to introduce world music to mainstream audiences. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has since earned multiple Grammy Awards and recorded with artists around the world.