Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator on the world music and jazz scene. Best known for his Grammy-nominated hit single "Grazing in the Grass," which made him an international star, he played an integral role in Paul Simon’s tour for the classic album Graceland, one of the first pop records to introduce world music to a broader public.
"One of the most thrilling live performers around." ~ Rolling Stone
"A musician of phenomenal grace and power: intricate and fiery on flugelhorn and still blessed with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees.” ~ The Independent (U.K.)
This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Embassy of South Africa and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and is co-presented with GW Lisner Auditorium