Carnegie Hall Festivals ☀️Music and Arts of South Africa ☀️ Beyond borders…every revolution has an anthem. Sounds Of Freedom! carnegiehall.org.
Ubuntu Education Fund presents a musical journey of social activism and reflection with Hugh Masekela, Asheru, and Dr. Frank Lipman.
UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week festival from October 10 to November 5, 2014 at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City, are inviting audiences to explore the incredibly vibrant and diverse culture of South Africa.
Enjoy Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU program including concerts by legendary artists with trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Hugh Masekela performing with vocalist Vusi Mahlasela; renowned vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Grammy Award-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo in a tribute to the Miriam Makeba; celebrated pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and an evening of short films by much-admired South African visual artist William Kentridge with live musical accompaniment.
The festival is also showcasing forms of South African music that may be lesser known, including the powerful spirituality and ecstasy of maskandi music of the Zulu people, music from the emerging young generation of Cape jazz performers, as well as the music of the Xhosa people and of other Southern African traditions, and the country’s unique Cape Malay choral singing that blends Dutch folk songs with beautifully ornamented vocal traditions from as far as Malaysia, Arabia, and East Africa. Thank you!