Carnegie Hall Presents

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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.

Series Events

Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8 PM
Hugh Masekela
Vusi Mahlasela
Twenty Years of Freedom
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Hugh Masekela
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Dave Matthews, Guest Artist
  • Somi, Guest Artist
Up Township (Live)
Hugh Masekela
Sheer Sound CC
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 8 PM
Zakir Hussain
Celtic Connections
The Pulse of the World
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Zakir Hussain, Tabla
  • Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute
  • Charlie McKerron, Fiddle
  • Patsy Reid, Fiddle
  • Matheu Watson, Guitar
  • John Joe Kelly, Bodhran
  • Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin
"Jai Taal"
Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Living Media
Friday, May 8, 2015 | 8 PM
Diego el Cigala
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Diego el Cigala
"Milonga De Martin Fierro"
Diego El Cigala, Vocalist
Prisa Musica

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