A few weeks ago, I attended the Hugh Masekela concert in National Concert Hall organised by the Waltons World Masters.
I saw few papers around from this music organisation before that day. The papers detailed the artist biography with an offer to sign up for their newsletter. I subscribed and became the lucky winner of two tickets to watch this jazz concert!
Originally, I didn’t know much about Hugh Masekela and his South African band even though they are a well-known in the jazz world. Consequently, I had no particular expectations from them. However, I must say now: it was one the best concerts I have been attended!
Hugh Masekela, although already 75 years of age at that time, displayed incredible energy and musical talent throughout the whole show. He was a very witty, bright and young at heart artist.
His band and himself continued playing about 3-4 extra songs after the due ending time of the concert.
I also discovered the ‘Tig Linn’ support band, an afrobeat and afro-jazz Irish-Nigerian band from Dublin. Worth watching, too! They play a fusion of Nigerian and traditional Irish music.
Tig Linn is still going strong. They are still regularly playing live. To keep up-to-date of their next concert, follow them on Facebook. If you would like to book them for a concert, get in touch with them on their website.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY AND SUPPORT BAND INFORMATION
Click on the pictures to read more easily the brochures’ information:
LIVE CONCERT RECORDING
This video is from the repeat songs at the end:
Keep in mind that you will no longer be able to go to his concerts. Indeed, Hugh Masekela died on 23rd January 2018 at the age of 78. Repose in peace.
If you enjoy his music, you may want to buy it on Amazon.