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Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela20 Years of Freedom

February 21, 2015  ·  Zellerbach Theatre


Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons come together to honor their homeland’s 20th anniversary of democracy. “One of the most thrilling live performers around” (Rolling Stone), trumpeter Hugh Masekela blends his native South African roots with pop and jazz. Identified simply as ‘The Voice’, Vusi Mahlasela is celebrated for poetic, optimistic lyrics sung in his distinct, powerful voice. This collaborative performance will feature South African freedom songs as well as many of their individual hits.

There will be a pre-show chat at 7:00 PM in the Montgomery Theatre with Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela and Dr. Carol Muller, Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. Seating is first come, first served.

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Photo credits:
Hugh Masekela: Courtesy Opus 3 Artists
Vusi Mahlasela: Erik Forster, Aaron Farrington