Carnegie Hall Presents

UBUNTU: Traditional Music

Many of the musical threads that are celebrated in UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa are deeply rooted in tradition. This series presents outstanding musicians who keep tradition alive with their revelatory performances. Madala Kunene and Phuzekhemisi perform maskandi music, popularly known as the “Zulu blues,” while Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers and the David Kramer Band share folk music from the Cape region. The beautiful music of the Xhosa people and other South African traditions get the spotlight when Dizu Plaatjies and his group Ibuyambo make music that’s pure, proud, and unforgettable.

Series Events

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 9 PM
Madala Kunene
Zankel Hall


  • Madala Kunene
  • Phuzekhemisi
Madala Kunene, Zulu Guitar | Lungiswa Plaatjies, Nyungwe
Sheer Group
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 9 PM
David Kramer Band
Young Cape Malay Stars
Zankel Hall


  • David Kramer Band
  • Young Cape Malay Stars
    Moeniel Jacobs, Music Director
David Kramer Band
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 9 PM
Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo
Zankel Hall


  • Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo
"Imihla Yakudala"
Dizu Plaatjes | Ibuyambo Ensemble

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