Sunday, April 6, 2014

Victoria Theater at NJPAC
Newark, NJ

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Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela ('Grazing in the Grass") returns to NJPAC with a celebratory 75th Birthday Tour! An innovator in the world music and jazz scenes, Masekela's vibrant trumpet and flugelhorn solos have been featured in pop, R&B, disco, Afro-pop, and Jazz contexts. A renowned performer, composer and activist, Masekela was integral to Paul Simon's Graceland tour, which introduced African music to a wider public. Among the many artists who have recorded or collaborated with Masekela are Miriam Makeba, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, Herb Alpert and Fela Kuti. He has provided music for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and co-created the hit Broadway show Sarafina, which brought South African music into theaters around the globe. During the 1980s, Masekela's song "Bring Him Back Home" became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement. VIP packages are available for this performance.
Ticket Price: $55
Door Time:4/6/14
Show Time:2PM / 7PM
Ages:All Ages

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