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Rose Theater

Hugh Masekela: Celebrating 75 Years

To celebrate his 75th birthday on April 4th, the legendary South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela presents a retrospective extravaganza. Joined by associates from various stages of his career and very special guest Paul Simon (4/4 only), he explores his fascination with American jazz and his deep roots in the Zulu folkloric strains that coalesced into the mbaqanga township dance band music of his homeland, from which he was exiled between 1960 and 1990. As is Masekela's custom, personal considerations will operate in the context of his ongoing quest to document, as he puts it, "the amazing diversity and unfathomable excellence of the African diaspora's cultural heritage."

Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, at 7pm with Seton Hawkins.

Visit Artist Website:

hughmasekela.co.za

Visitor Info

Box Office

Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor

 

Hours

Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm

Sat-Sun, 11am-1pm

 

CenterCharge

212-721-6500

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