Ladysmith Black Mambazo!

Bryan's Christmas gift to me was  tickets to see LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle! We went last night, and just had a great time.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the a beautiful acoustic way with amazing harmonies, and beautfiul choreography. Ladysmith gained fame after singing with Paul Simon on his album, Graceland. At one point the group began singing a song called "Homeless," at which point Bryan and I looked at each other, and held back tears. "Homeless" is  a song speaking about with struggle and suffering, the huff/grunts heard throughout the song depict a hard life with harder-than-normal labor. Lyrics:

Homeless, homeless Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake Homeless, homeless Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake We are homeless, we are homeless The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake And we are homeless, homeless, homeless The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Zio yami, zio yami, nhliziyo yami Nhliziyo yami amakhaza asengi bulele Nhliziyo yami, nhliziyo yami Nhliziyo yami, angibulele amakhaza Nhliziyo yami, nhliziyo yami Nhliziyo yami somandla angibulele mama Zio yami, nhliziyo yami Nhliziyo yami, nhliziyo yami

Strong wind destroy our home Many dead, tonight it could be you Strong wind, strong wind Many dead, tonight it could be you

And we are homeless, homeless Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake Homeless, homeless Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake Homeless, homeless Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih Somebody sing hello, hello, hello Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih Somebody cry why, why, why? Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih Somebody sing hello, hello, hello Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih Somebody cry why, why, why? Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has conquered nations in its own way with a joyous and spiritually charged brand of vocal music and native choreography.

What an amazing night!

Thank you, my wonderful Husband!