Venue: Main House
Dates: 10 Oct 2012 - 14 Oct 2012
Price(s): £ 29.50 - £10
Songs of Migration marks a creative high point in the long and celebrated career of the legendary South African trumpeter, composer and lyricist HUGH MASEKELA.
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 of Songs of Migration mark the show's UK premiere.
Dates, Times and Prices
Performances: 10 - 14 October
Saturday 2.30pm / 7.30pm
£29.50 - £10