Performance Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8 PM

Hugh Masekela
Vusi Mahlasela

Twenty Years of Freedom

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and musical icons—legendary trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Hugh Masekela, and vocalist and songwriter Vusi Mahlasela—are joined by guest artists, including fellow South African Dave Matthews, to celebrate 20 years of democracy and the end of Apartheid in South Africa with a program of stirring freedom songs.


  • Hugh Masekela
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Dave Matthews, Guest Artist


Up Township (Live)
Hugh Masekela
Sheer Sound CC


"Grazing in the Grass"

"Vusi Performing at Mandela's 90th Birthday"

UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

Lead funding for UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Mai Family Foundation, South African Tourism, and South African Airways.

UBUNTU is held in collaboration with the South African Consulate General in New York in celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of freedom and democracy.

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