Hugh Masekela Hospitalized, JAZZ EPISTLES Show at the Town Hall Continues
Joining in the celebration of South Africa Freedom Day will be singer Dorothy Masuka, a superstar in South Africa since the 1950s when she was part of a renowned vocal trio with Miriam Makeba and Dolly Rathebe. Joining her will be the acclaimed bass player Bakithi Khumalo. Reflecting on South Africa Freedom Day, which celebrates the date of the country's first Democratic elections, Masuka underscores its importance: "I have no words for it. It's something one was waiting for all of one's life... Freedom Day means life!" This unique performance will be captured by WBGO-FM for Jazz Night in America, carried on NPR stations nationwide, and The Checkout hosted by Simon Rentner. This concert is produced by The Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge, in partnership with WBGO, South African Tourism, and South African Airways.
Tickets for this event are from $37 to $127 (VIP, includes reception with the artists) and are available for sale via The Town Hall or (Le) Poisson Rouge box offices and Ticketmaster. Please visit TheTownHall.org or LPRNYC.com for additional information.