Carnegie Hall Presents

UBUNTU: Legendary Performers

The UBUNTU festival celebrates the many musical threads that together make up South Africa’s vibrant culture. Iconic trumpeter and composer Hugh Masekela is joined by singer Vusi Mahlasela to sing freedom songs; world renowned Ladysmith Black Mambazo and friends celebrate the voice in South African music; and Grammy Award–winning singer Angélique Kidjo honors legendary singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

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, October 18, 2014 | 8 PM
Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends
Voices of South Africa
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Thokoza
  • Bakithi Kumalo Band
  • Shabalala Rhythm
  • Maqhinga Radebe
  • and Dave Matthews
Baba wethu singenile (O Father, we are here)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
2013 Network World
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8 PM
Angélique Kidjo and Friends
Mama Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Angélique Kidjo
  • with Special Guests:
    Ezra Koenig
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Laura Mvula
  • and Faith Kekana, Stella Khumalo, and Zamo Mbutho

  • Introductory remarks by Whoopi Goldberg
Angelique Kidjo, Vocalist
Razor & Tie

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