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|Celebrate the Unique and Inspirational Power of South African Gospel Music on March 6|
Celebrate the unique and inspirational power of South African gospel music on March 6 at 3 p.m. as Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. For over forty years, the voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music.
The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.
This event is part of the of the second season of the “Faces of Our Planet” series, created by Sea Research Foundation, National Geographic Society and the Garde Arts Center in 2010 to reveal the mysteries and discoveries of the world’s human, animal and geographic faces. The five-part series consists of film, live performance and multimedia presentations – all at the nationally-recognized Garde Arts Center at 325 State St., New London.
WHAT: Ladysmith Black Mambazo performance. The event is part of the “Faces of Our Planet” event series, created by Sea Research Foundation, National Geographic Society and the Garde Arts Center.
WHEN: Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, CT 06320
TICKETS: Garde circle $46, loge $46, orchestra $36, balcony $30; student/child: $42, $42, $33, $27; all aquarium members: $37, $37, $33, $24
Upcoming “Faces of Our Planet” events include a high-tech exploration of 60,000 years of human migration with Spencer Wells on March 11 and a vicarious dive into flooded caves with Kenny Broad on March 26. For more details on this series, call 860.572.5955.
“Faces of Our Planet” tickets are available at the Garde Arts Center Box Office at 325 State St., New London, Conn., in person or by phone at (860) 444-7373, ext. 1. Single tickets are available at the Garde Arts Center Box Office and online at www.gardearts.org. Special pricing is available for students, groups, Mystic Aquarium members, and purchases of three or more events.
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