Performance Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 9 PM

Madala Kunene

Zankel Hall
A pair of masters from KwaZulu-Natal headlines a double bill that showcases two aspects of contemporary Zulu maskandi music, often dubbed the “Zulu blues.” Madala Kunene and his quintet draw on the spiritual aspects of the style, while Phuzekhemisi performs exuberant, high-energy music with singers and dancers in traditional attire.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.


  • Madala Kunene
  • Phuzekhemisi


Madala Kunene, Zulu Guitar | Lungiswa Plaatjies, Nyungwe
Sheer Group


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.
This performance is part of South Africa Festival, World Views, and UBUNTU: Traditional Music.

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