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Hugh Masekela - Sold Out

This event has now sold out, Please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777 to be added to the waiting list. Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis A rare opportunity to experience the intimate side of South African maestro Hugh Masekela in a sumptuously lyrical series of duets with master pianist Larry Willis revisiting a long friendship stretching back to their days together at college in New York in the 60s. Their release ‘Friends’ (‘damn do they swing’ **** Rolling Stone) is a masterpiece of chamber jazz combined with the sheer exuberance of the Masekela style. In the first half, performance poet, writer and musician Zena Edwards premieres a new work commissioned by the PRS For Music Foundation as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival's 21 Commissions project. “Zena fuses the raw elements of urban experiences and expresses them through individualised rhythms of hip hop and jazz.” BBC Radio 1