CARNEGIEHALL PRESENTS SOUTH AFRICAN TRUMPETER HUGH MASEKELAIN STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE ON OCTOBER 16 AT 8:00 PM
On Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m., celebrated trumpeterand composer Hugh Masekela brings his signature sound—jazz and popblended with the music of his South African roots—to Stern Auditorium/PerelmanStage at Carnegie Hall for the first time since 2003. Over the course of his50-year career, Masekela has journeyed from apartheid South Africa to theforefront of the world music scene, and he has been heralded for his innovationin both the jazz and world music genres. He has released over 25 records andcollaborated with artists throughout the US, Africa, and Europe includingMiriam Makeba, Fela Kuti, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, and Herb Albert.In addition to headlining his own ensembles, Masekela is well known for hisintegral role backing Paul Simon’s tour for the classic album Graceland.His Grammy Award-winning hit Grazing in the Grass sold over 4 millioncopies, and brought him international recognition. His music was selected byrenowned choreographer Alvin Ailey to underscore a dance piece entitled MasekelaLanguage for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which exploresoppression by drawing parallels between the era of South African apartheid andthe race-induced violence in Chicago during the 1960s. The multitalented artistalso co-created the Broadway hit musical Sarafina which introduced thesounds and passion of South African music to theater audiences worldwide.Hugh Masekela’s work as an activist raised international awareness of the SouthAfrican government’s restrictive apartheid policies, and his hit song BringHim Back Home became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement in the1980s. Masekela continues to conduct educational residencies and maintains anextensive touring schedule.Program InformationSaturday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageHUGH MASEKELA, Trumpet and FlugelhornBank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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