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Songs of Migration
10th Oct 12 - 14th Oct 12
TICKETS: £10.00 - £29.50
HUGH MASEKELA stars in this dazzling show which operates like a unique and extravagant jazz gig.
With thrilling performances by Masekela himself and the soulful and dynamic Sibongile Khumalo, the show features songs by Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Fela Kuti, Joseph Shabalala, Dorothy Masuka and Masekela, among many others.
Songs of Migration marks a creative high point in the long and celebrated career of the legendary South African trumpeter, composer and lyricist HUGH MASEKELA.
Featuring dazzling performances by MASEKELA himself and the soulful and dynamic SIBONGILE KHUMALO, this show operates like a unique and extravagant jazz gig. The band takes centre stage surrounded by a group of multi-talented performers in this celebration of music, song and dance from across Africa and the Diaspora. We are treated to songs by Joseph Shabalala, Dorothy Masuka andMiriam Makeba and many, many more – including, of course, numbers composed by MASEKELA himself. Following an incredible take on Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Nomathemba the music then swings through the cotton fields of the Mississippi and the old gospel of the American South, via Nigeria with Fela Kuti's Languta, before returning to South Africa for the finale. Directed by James Ngcobo.
These special performances of Songs of Migration mark the show's UK premiere.
Dates and Times of Performances
Performances: 10 - 14 October
Saturday 2.30pm / 7.30pm
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