Carnegie Hall Presents

World Views

Super-charged music from three continents performed by the most unique traditional musicians in the world make this series an essential. South Africa’s Madala Kunene performs with his quintet and Phuzekhemisi brings singers and dancers to share heartfelt interpretations of maskandi music, or “Zulu blues.” Dizu Plaatjies and his group Ibuyambo perform the vibrant music of various ethnic groups of South Africa, while vocalist Lucilla Galeazzi brings the folk music of Italy to life with her ensemble. The series ends with a group of remarkable musicians from Afghanistan, India, and Tajikistan, who capture the exuberant energy of the 16th century Mughal court.

Madala Kunene
Phuzekhemisi

Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo

Lucilla Galeazzi

In the Footsteps of Babur

Madala Kunene
Phuzekhemisi

Zankel Hall
Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 9 PM

Performers

Madala Kunene
Phuzekhemisi
A pair of masters from KwaZulu-Natal headlines a double bill that showcases two aspects of contemporary Zulu maskandi music, often dubbed the “Zulu blues.” Madala Kunene and his quintet draw on the spiritual aspects of the style, while Phuzekhemisi performs exuberant, high-energy music with singers and dancers in traditional attire.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

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"Ulimmat"


Madala Kunene, Zulu Guitar | Lungiswa Plaatjies, Nyungwe
Sheer Group

Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo

Zankel Hall
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 9 PM

Performers

Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo
Traditional-instrument maker and master Dizu Plaatjies and his group Ibuyambo perform stunningly beautiful music of the Xhosa people and of other Southern African traditions. Plaatjies and Ibuyambo make music that is pure, proud, fascinating, and unforgettable.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

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"Imihla Yakudala"


Dizu Plaatjes | Ibuyambo Ensemble
EMI

Lucilla Galeazzi

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 8:30 PM

Performers

Lucilla Galeazzi, Vocalist
Carlo Rizzo, Tamburelli, Tambourine, and Tammorra
Kevin Seddiki, Guitar
Marco Ambrosini, Nyckelharpa
Fausto Beccalossi, Accordion
Leonardo Teruggi, Double Bass
Noted for her exquisite voice, Lucilla Galeazzi brings to life the old folk music of Italy, from Umbria to Calabria and Puglia. Her arrangements of Italian songs and dance melodies celebrate the beauty and vitality of the Mediterranean’s multicultural heritage with an ensemble that features fiddles, guitars, and percussion.

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"La tarantella de lu terremotu"


Lucilla Galeazzi, Vocalist
Aztec Musique

In the Footsteps of Babur

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 8:30 PM

Performers

Homayun Sakhi, Afghan Rubab
Rahul Sharma, Santur
Salar Nader, Tabla
Sirojiddin Juraev, Dutar and Tanbur
Mukhtor Muborakqadamov, Badakhshani Setar
This program brings together remarkable musicians from Afghanistan, India, and Tajikistan in celebration of the exuberant vitality of the Mughal court in the 16th century. Produced by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.