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Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela (“Grazing in the Grass”) returns to Pittsburgh with a celebratory 75th Birthday Tour! An innovator in the world music and jazz scenes, Masekela is also a renowned performer, composer and activist who was integral to Paul Simon’s Graceland Tour, which introduced African music to a wider public. Among the many artists who have recorded or collaborated with Masekela are Miriam Makeba, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, Herb Alpert and Fela Kuti. He has provided music for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and co-created the hit Broadway show Sarafina, which brought South African music into theaters around the globe. During the 1980s, Masekela’s song “Bring Him Back Home” became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement. Ticket Prices Are Subject To Change.
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