Hugh Masekela: Father of South African Jazz
April 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFree
Blending the traditional music of South Africa with American jazz music, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Hugh Masekela is regarded as giving birth to jazz as it sounds today in South Africa as well as being an ambassador of this music to the rest of the world. His music protested apartheid, slavery, government, and the hardships individuals were experiencing. Masekela’s recognition is not indicative of his accomplishments, influence, and contributions to the music world, and influence on jazz, rock, folk, and world music.
Featuring: Josh Walker, Guitar; Donvonte McCoy, trumpet; Karine Chapdelaine, bass; Paul Bratcher, piano; Manny Arciniega, percussion; and Billy Williams, drums
This event is intended to be In-Person at DC Campus: NW, streamed through Levine Music Online. Currently, given the ongoing COVID climate, only RSVP for the live stream is available.