HALL PRESENTS SOUTH AFRICAN TRUMPETER HUGH MASEKELA
IN STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE ON OCTOBER 16 AT 8:00 PM
On Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m., celebrated trumpeter
and composer Hugh Masekela brings his signature sound—jazz and pop
blended with the music of his South African roots—to Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage at Carnegie Hall for the first time since 2003. Over the course of his
50-year career, Masekela has journeyed from apartheid South Africa to the
forefront of the world music scene, and he has been heralded for his innovation
in both the jazz and world music genres. He has released over 25 records and
collaborated with artists throughout the US, Africa, and Europe including
Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, and Herb Albert.
In addition to headlining his own ensembles, Masekela is well known for his
integral role backing Paul Simon’s tour for the classic album Graceland.
His Grammy Award-winning hit Grazing in the Grass sold over 4 million
copies, and brought him international recognition. His music was selected by
renowned choreographer Alvin Ailey to underscore a dance piece entitled Masekela
Language for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which explores
oppression by drawing parallels between the era of South African apartheid and
the race-induced violence in Chicago during the 1960s. The multitalented artist
also co-created the Broadway hit musical Sarafina which introduced the
sounds and passion of South African music to theater audiences worldwide.
Hugh Masekela’s work as an activist raised international awareness of the South
African government’s restrictive apartheid policies, and his hit song Bring
Him Back Home became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement in the
1980s. Masekela continues to conduct educational residencies and maintains an
extensive touring schedule.Program Information
Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
HUGH MASEKELA, Trumpet and FlugelhornBank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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