Important message from the CFA about the upcoming Hugh Masekela concert on Friday, April 19th at 8PM in Crowell — get your tickets while you can!
A limited number of $6 Wesleyan student tickets remain and are being held for Wesleyan students ONLY until this Friday, April 12 at 4:30pm, or until the concert has sold out. Tickets must be purchased through the Wesleyan University Box Office in Usdan. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on Saturday, April 13 starting at 10am.
Considered “one of the most thrilling live performers around” by Rolling Stone Magazine, South African trumpeter, composer, producer, and activist Hugh Masekela is a defining and innovative force in world music and jazz. He performed his Grammy Award-nominated song “Grazing in the Grass” (which sold over 4 million copies in 1968) at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as well as at the inaugural “International Jazz Day” at the United Nations in 2012 with Stevie Wonder, Lionel Loueke, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, and Jimmy Heath. Mr. Masekela’s 1987 song “Bring Him Back Home” was an anthem for the “Free Nelson Mandela” movement. He also toured with Paul Simon in support of the classic album “Graceland” (1986), and appeared with U2 in Johannesburg in 2011.
More information about Hugh Masekela’s Friday, April 19th concert and his Saturday, April 20th event after the jump.
At Wesleyan, Hugh Masekela (flugelhorn and lead vocals) will be joined by Abednigo Sibongiseni Zulu (bass guitar), Francis Manneh and Edward Fuster (percussion and backing vocals), Cameron John Ward (lead guitar and backing vocals), Randal Skippers (keyboards and backing vocals), and Lee-Roy Sauls (drums and backing vocals).
The concert will open with a performance by students of West African Drumming at Wesleyan, directed by Master Drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah. The event is part of the Crowell Concert Series, presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies.
These events with Hugh Masekela are also part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines. For more information, please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/mpl.
Friday, April 19th Concert — Music & Public Life: Hugh Masekela
- Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8pm
- Crowell Concert Hall
- Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm by Wesleyan Professor of Music Eric Charry
Saturday, April 20th Talk: Music & Public Life: The Role of the Artist as Activist
- A Conversation with Hugh Masekela, led by Wesleyan Professor of Music Eric Charry
- Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11am
- Crowell Concert Hall
Some examples of Hugh’s Music can be found below: