Songs Of Migration
Starring Hugh Masekela and Sibongile Khumalo
10 - 14 October 2012
Created by legendary South African trumpeter, composer and lyricist HUGH MASEKELA and 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 and Miriam 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 mark the show's UK premiere.
Book on 020 8985 2424 or www.hackneyempire.co.uk
Info: We have a pair of tickets for Wednesday, 10 October and a pair of tickets for Thursday, 11 October to see Hugh Masekela at Hackney Empire.
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Hugh Masekela' in the subject header by 5pm, Tuesday, October 9. Please include your full name and number.