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The Music of Hugh Masekela: Father of South African Jazz

April 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Hugh Masekela: Father of South African Jazz

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; Tennishu, trumpet; Karine Chapdelaine, bass; Paul Bratcher, piano; Manny Arciniega, percussion; Billy Williams, drums; and Dante Pope, vocals.

Levine’s JazzFest 2022 is generously sponsored by the Leonard and Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation.

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April 9, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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