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From South Africa to Spain, through Celtic lands and India, dynamic and daring musicians bring the vibrant music of their homelands to Carnegie Hall. South African musical freedom fighters and icons, legendary trumpeter and composer Hugh Masekela and singer Vusi Mahlasela, sing freedom songs to celebrate the anniversary of 20 years of democracy in their country. Madrid-born Diego el Cigala's incendiary brand of flamenco is touched with Cuban rhythms and Argentine tango. Tabla master Zakir Hussain is joined by Celtic and Indian musicians in a lively concert that fuses the two musical traditions.

Hugh Masekela
Vusi Mahlasela

Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World:
Celtic Connections

Diego el Cigala

Hugh Masekela
Vusi Mahlasela

Twenty Years of Freedom

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Hugh Masekela
Vusi Mahlasela
Dave Matthews, Guest Artist
Somi, Guest Artist
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 Somi and fellow South African Dave Matthews to celebrate 20 years of democracy and the end of Apartheid with a program of stirring freedom songs.

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Up Township (Live)

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Hugh Masekela
Sheer Sound CC

Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World:
Celtic Connections

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute
Fraser Fifield, Flute and Pipes
Jean-Michel Veillon, Flute
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin
Charlie McKerron, Fiddle
Patsy Reid, Fiddle
Tony Byrne, Guitar
John Joe Kelly, Bodhran
It’s a jam band with a touch of the highlands when Indian ragas meet Scottish strathspeys for The Pulse of the World, an evening of irresistible rhythms with Zakir Hussain—the reigning tabla master who has played with everyone from George Harrison to the Grateful Dead—laying down beats for Scottish fiddlers Charlie McKerron (of Capercaillie fame) and Patsy Reid (formerly of the fiery band Breabach), and Ganesh Rajagopalan, a master violinist of the classical Indian Carnatic style. The Pulse of the World is a freewheeling, pulse-quickening, constantly surprising fusion of Indian and Celtic sounds.

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"Jai Taal"

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Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Living Media

Diego el Cigala

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, May 8, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

Diego el Cigala
Madrid-born Diego el Cigala’s fiery vocals are rooted in the great flamenco tradition. He has created his own exciting style by fusing flamenco with other idioms from the Cuban bolero to the passionately expressive Argentine tango. His innovative exploration of the Argentine tango was the subject of his 2013 Latin Grammy Award–winning album Romance de la luna Tucumana—his second for Best Tango Album—and will be the focus of this concert.

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"Milonga De Martin Fierro"

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Diego el Cigala, Vocalist
Prisa Musica