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Hugh Masekela Live

Review and photos of performance at The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. on October 8, 2010

Hugh Masekela and band
Hugh Masekela and band
Cameron John Ward performing with Hugh Masekela
Cameron John Ward performing with Hugh Masekela
Randall Skippers performing with Hugh Masekela
Francis Manneh Fuster performing with Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela

The Zellerbach Theatre, in Philadelphia, PA, presented Grammy award-winning, legendary South African trumpet player Hugh Masekela. The performer, composer, producer and social activist, is best known for his integral role in Paul Simon’s tour behind the classic album Graceland. Also well known for bringing the energy and spirit of his native South Africa to the stage in his Broadway hit musical, Sarafina, Masekela has been making fun, exciting, empowering music for forty years and counting.

A pre-show artist chat took place at 7:00 PM. Hugh Masekela spoke with Carol Muller, Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania about South African music and its influence on the evolution of world music.

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