Fana Zulu bass – Francis Manneh Fuster drums – Nomfusi (guest) voice
Fana Zulu bass – Cameron Ward guitar – Randal Skippers keyboards
Hugh Masekela flugelhorn, vocals – Fana Zulu bass – Cameron Ward guitar – Francis Manneh Fuster drums
Hugh Masekela flugelhorn, vocals – Fana Zulu bass – Cameron Ward guitar – Randal Skippers keyboards – Lee-Roy Sauls drums – Francis Manneh Fuster drums – Nomfusi (guest) voice
Nelson Mandela's lifelong fight for freedom possessed a secret weapon: music. One of the masters of this music was the jazz legend Hugh Masekela. His music stands for the values of a revolution, joy and happiness, and the overcoming of oppression. He was forced into exile with Miriam Makeba, but their music spread a political message worldwide and became the soundtrack of a nation. Historic songs such as "To Those We Love" and "Free Nelson Mandela" became freedom anthems and a major catalyst for South Africa's journey to democracy. Hugh Masekela, as the narrator of a rich political and musical history, will give a concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy in South Africa. He has invited a special guest: the young princess of soul, Nomfusi Gotyana, who stars as Miriam Makeba in the new Mandela epic, Long Walk to Freedom, and is a fine ambassador for modern South Africa.
A concert in European exclusivity.
Text source and inspiration: Wynton Marsalis
Hugh Masekela - “How music became an instrument for change in Nelson Mandela´s fight for Freedom”: video
Watch a video about Hugh Masekela
Watch a video about Nomfusi or find out more about her on www.nomfusi.com