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Hugh Masekela

Legendary trumpeter and composer Hugh Masekela comes from an extensive jazz background. Masekela, from South Africa, has enjoyed major success over the years, and is recognized as one of the greatest innovators in world fusion. [NPR]

Tickets are still on sale for two Hugh Masekela shows @ SOB’s in NYC on Sunday night. Note:

Tour dates in January/Feb 2008 are with “Hugh Masekela’s Chissa All-Stars”, which also features guest appearances of many other exciting South African performers. Along with Hugh and his band, the tour also features Afropop diva Sibongile Khumalo, young kwaito singer Nathi as well as a few additional performers that Hugh is producing for his record label back home in Africa.

All dates below….

Hugh Masekela’s Chissa All-Stars – 2008 Tour Dates
Sun Jan 27 New York, NY Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s)
Tues Jan 29 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz
Thurs Jan 31 Madison, WI University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fri Feb 1 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater
Sat Feb 2 Detroit, MI Music Hall for the Performing Arts
Tues Feb 5 Santa Cruz, CA UC-Santa Cruz Arts & Lectures Series
Wed Feb 6 Berkeley, CA Zellerbach Auditorium/Cal Performances
Thurs Feb 7 Santa Barbara, CA Workshop / Lecture
Fri Feb 8 Santa Barbara, CA UCSB – Campbell Hall
Sat Feb 9 Los Angeles, CA UCLA Live – Royce Hall
Sun Feb 10 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley Nightclub
Thur Feb 14 Ottawa, Ontario Canada Ottawa Jazz
Fri Feb 15 Toronto, Ontario Canada Small World Music Series
Sun Feb 17 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center

Hugh Masekela Quintet – 2008 Tour Dates
Wed Feb 27 Hilo, Hawaii UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center
Thurs Feb 28 Maui, Hawaii Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sat Mar 1 Kamuela, Hawaii Kahilu Theatre
Tues Apr 8 Brooklyn, NY TBA
Wed Apr 9 Brooklyn, NY TBA
Thurs Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY TBA
Fri Apr 11 Brooklyn, NY TBA
Sat Apr 12 Brooklyn, NY TBA
Sun Apr 13 Brooklyn, NY TBA
Sat Apr 19 Silk Hope, NC Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival
Sun Apr 27 Houston, TX Houston International Festival
Tues Apr 29 Austin, TX One World Theatre
Feb 17 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center