03/28 Hugh Masekela


Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and continues to tour the world as a performer, composer, producer and activist. This iconic artist is best known for his Grammy-nominated hit single, “Grazing in the Grass,” which sold more than 4 million copies in 1968 and made him an international star. He later played an integral role in Paul Simon’s tour behind the classic album Graceland, which was one of the first pop records to introduce African music to a broader public. “…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

Tickets The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago • 773.728.6000

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