Ladysmith Black Mambazo: On Tiptoe

Overview

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was already one of the most popular and acclaimed vocal ensembles in their native South Africa before Paul Simon invited them to perform on his 1986 album Graceland, which helped to make the group international stars. Led by Joseph Shabalala, the group features two tenors, an alto, and seven bass voices, bringing a unique and powerful sound to their songs, which are often inspired by traditional Zulu melodies. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has survived political strife, racial hostility, and ...
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Overview

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was already one of the most popular and acclaimed vocal ensembles in their native South Africa before Paul Simon invited them to perform on his 1986 album Graceland, which helped to make the group international stars. Led by Joseph Shabalala, the group features two tenors, an alto, and seven bass voices, bringing a unique and powerful sound to their songs, which are often inspired by traditional Zulu melodies. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has survived political strife, racial hostility, and personal tragedy in South Africa to become one of the leading groups in world music, and this documentary offers a close look at the group on stage, while also exploring their tumultuous life and times. On Tiptoe: The Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo premiered at the 2000 Seattle Film Festival.
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Special Features

Academy Award-nominated version - On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom; Director interview; Extended competition footage: Singers Uncut; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • UPC: 767685962435
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,712

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Eric Simonson Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Leelai Demoz Producer
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Score Composer
Jan Maliszewski Cinematographer
Simon Rice Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [4:17]
2. Forming the Group [5:40]
3. The Competitions [4:42]
4. At the Start [4:56]
5. Choirs [5:42]
6. Politics [6:32]
7. Two Worlds [3:54]
8. Cultural Boycott [4:00]
9. Wings to Fly [4:28]
10. In Concert [6:32]
11. New Generations [3:41]
12. Credits [1:58]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Original Academy Award-Nominated Version
      Director Interview
      Featurette: Singers Uncut
      Audio Selection
         2.0 Stereo
         5.1 Surround
      About the Filmmakers
         Eric Simonson Director
         Leelai Demoz Producer
         Corinne Marrinan Co-Producer
      About Docurama
         Credits
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