Last night Yvan and I went to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo in concert. They are from South Africa and were founded by Joseph Shabalala 47 years ago. As 3 members retired and his brother shot and killed by a security guard he has brought on his 4 sons to sing with the acappella group.
You may remember Ladysmith from Paul Simon's album "Graceland" in which they accompany him on various songs but the big hit was "Homeless".
The concert was set in an old church downtown and played to a capacity audience. Young and old grooved to the beautiful harmonies these exuberant men sang! You could tell they love what they do and the joy they bring to others.
There seems to be quite a community of South Africans in our little city and it was amazing to see quite a few people get up and dance at the front of the church.
Check to see if they are coming to your town - it is a concert you don't want to miss!!!