Friday, April 13 at 8:00 PM
The two iconic South African jazz legends Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela reunite and perform as part of a tour that puts them on the same stage for the first time in 56 years.
They come together for a historic concert to tell the story of The Jazz Epistles, the first all-black jazz group in South Africa and arguably the most important jazz (bebop) recording in the country’s history. This music was almost lost forever — only 500 copies were pressed in 1959, buried, and rediscovered decades later after the tyranny of apartheid. These giants of South African jazz perform music from the seminal Jazz Epistles recording alongside music from both of their illustrious careers. “[Ibrahim] glowed with a sound reminiscent of that of [his] most famous patron, Duke Ellington.” (Guardian) “Hugh Masekela creates an instant party, leading from vocals and flugelhorn like a South African Louis Armstrong.” (Guardian)