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Win Tickets To Ladysmith Black Mambazo Live At New York City's Legendary Town Hall

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mamazo live at New York City's legendary Town Hall on Friday, February 19.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo are up for a remarkable 16th career Grammy nomination at Monday’s Grammy Awards (for 2015’s Music from Inala). The legendary South African choral group are touring the U.S. right now, and they’ll be stopping by New York City next Friday, February 19, to play The Town Hall (123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue). South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo will open the show.

The concert is part of World Music Institute’s Masters of African Music Series and co-presented by World Music Institute and Town Hall. Tickets are on sale here. Head to The Town Hall for additional information.

Okayafrica is offering up the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo live at The Town Hall in NYC on Friday, February 19. To enter, simply fill out the form below. Winner will be notified by email no later than Monday, February 16.

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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