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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

JAY HORTON
8 pm, Friday March 08 | $32.50 advance, $35 day of show.
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
 

[SUB-SAHARAN A CAPPELLA] For those prematurely adult-contempo diehards who’ve only ever known an interconnected world of indigenous music expressly introduced to American audiences by soft-rock gods’ late-career explorations, the early controversy over Graceland wouldn’t make much sense. Why shouldn’t a profoundly whitebread songwriter beloved for distilling the sounds of suburbia incorporate traditional African idioms to bolster a comeback album? Twenty-seven years on, Paul Simon’s boycott-busting collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo feels far more organic than, say, bringing along Chevy Chase for the video. The traditional South African choral group has maintained a solid Western fan base spurred along by continual duets with the cream of KINK balladeers hoping to inspire the merest whiff of Simon’s faintly miraculous resurgence. If the incandescent nine-part harmonies increasingly pander to stateside crowds (a nursery-rhyme collection soon to be joined by a celebration of American gospel), they’ll still pack halls well after the name of Garfunkel has faded from memory.



Where: Aladdin Theater
Phone: 234-9694
Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Website: www.aladdin-theater.com

 
 

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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