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  • UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

    South Africa is a dizzying patchwork of cultures and languages with 11 official tongues, including isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Afrikaans, and English. From this diversity emerges a dynamic and impassioned cultural life like none other on earth. Carnegie Hall salutes this vibrant nation with a festival called UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. Roughly translating to mean "I am because you are," ubuntu is a philosophy from Southern Africa that emphasizes the importance of community, influencing recent moves of reconciliation and inclusion in South Africa that were fostered by the late Nelson Mandela. Dedicated to Mandela’s legacy, Carnegie Hall's UBUNTU festival celebrates the many threads that make up South Africa’s vibrant musical culture.

    More information about UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is available here.

  • 2014–2015 Season Highlights
    Audra McDonald
    Audra McDonald—Musical America’s 2014 Musician of the Year, winner of five Tony and two Grammy awards, lights up the Carnegie Hall stage.
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    Gil Evans Project
    Ryan Truesdell’s acclaimed Gil Evans Project presents previously unrecorded works of pioneering jazz composer-arranger Gil Evans.
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