Odeon & Big Picture Film Club Presents: Music Is My Life – The Story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
11 February 2006. United States of America. Washington DC. Joseph Tshabalala, lead singer of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, takes to the center of the stage during their concert tour in the US.

Join us at select Odeon Cinemas across the U.K on Tuesday 11th October for a special screening of Music Is My Life. The movie will be accompanied by an exclusive interview with the film’s director, Mpumi Ngcucka.

About Music Is My Life

‘Music Is My Life’ tells the remarkable story of the late Dr. Joseph Shabalala, the leader of South Africa’s multi-Grammy award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The film features previously unseen archive and music, including exclusive interviews with the Shabalala family, and stars like Dolly Parton and Paul Simon.

The film discovers how a young man from a rural village called Ladysmith in 1960s South Africa, came to conquer sell-out shows and become a worldwide musical visionary, the film encapsulates Joseph’s musical and spiritual journey. 

Music Is My Life, celebrates the magnitude of Shabalala’s musical influence and his strong rooted musical traditions in the local styles of Isicathamiya and Mbube, a hidden gem of South African culture.

Music Is My Life (Official Trailer)

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Presh Williams

A lover of all types of films: from micro-budget indies to major studio films. It's the story that counts. Co-Founder of Big Picture Film Club and Cinnect.