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Sunday, November 9, 2014


Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform together for the first time

Two iconic South African acts, Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, share the stage for the first time at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens today (November 9) offering music lovers 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 perform 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.

Gates open at 13h00 for on-the-day sales. First on stage is Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 15h00 followed by Johnny Clegg at 16h00.

Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground. Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field, also off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road.