Two iconic South African acts, Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will share the stage for the first time at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, November 9. Music lovers can look forward to a history-making performance of note.
Returning from his nine week tour of the USA and Canada, where he performed 42 shows in 67 nights, travelling 27 000km, Johnny Clegg will be performing hits from his recent album, Human, as well as some of his fans' all-time favourites.
Sharing the same stage will be four Grammy Award-winning trailblazers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. These music masterminds are embarking on a new era as Thami Shabalala, the 38-year-old son of recently retired founder Joseph Shabalala, takes over the reins as the group's new lead singer. The 12 member ensemble now also includes this talented family's third generation: Joseph's 23-year-old grandson, Babuyile Shabalala.
Concert-goers will witness history when Johnny Clegg performs for an impressive 90 minutes, featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo on three of his songs. Mambazo will stay true to their melodic harmonies for 45 minutes before Clegg joins them on stage for a duet of one of their hits.
"The gardens are at their best at this time of the year, and this incredible once-off line-up in these surroundings will make for a really special experience with family and friends. Pack a picnic basket and join us for a great day out," says Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual sponsorship manager. "We thank Durban Tourism for helping us make this concert possible."
Gates open at 12h30 for pre-sale ticket orders and 13h00 for on-the-day sales. First on stage is Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 15h00 followed by Johnny Clegg at 16h00.
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