Hugh Masekela to Play Live in Nairobi
08 August 2016, 18:02
Nairobi - The Safaricom Jazz Festival is set to
welcome one of the few remaining Jazz artists from the golden age of African
music and Afrobeat, Hugh Masekela this Friday the 12th at the Uhuru Gardens on
Langata road here in Nairobi.
Hugh is considered one of the founding fathers of
modern day Afro Jazz alongside legends like Fela Anikulapo Kuti and son Femi
Kuti. His coming to Nairobi shines a spotlight on the ever growing jazz music
scene, which has hosted many a legend including Jonathan Butler, Jimmy Dludlu,
Salif Keita and most recently Branford Marsalis among many others.
Hugh will be joined on stage by Mwai and
the Truth as well as the Nairobi Horns Project. Tickets are going for 2000ksh
(regular) and 500ksh (Students with school ID’s).
Watch Hugh Masekela play live
at the Estival Jazz Lugano to get some idea of what is in store for you this
weekend here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUpladEGOsw
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