“My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are, and this Festival remains a great showcase of our traditional and modern musical talents. It’s always a great party!” – Hugh Masekela
This 80th Birthday Edition of The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival is an enhanced mirror of past festivals while keeping with Bra Hugh’s eclectic and broad vision of South African and African culture, music and heritage, which has always been at the heart of this festival.
This fifth instalment is a significant and important juncture in the life of the festival. The first since Bra Hugh’s passing, held in what would have been his 80th year, as well as debuting at the historic Soweto Theatre Amphitheatre, the festival continues to evolve as a magnet for diverse South African performers and audiences.
At this year’s festival Thandiswa Mazwai will pay tribute to her friend and mentor Hugh Masekela with selections from his lesser-known repertoire, accompanied by the Hugh Masekela Band. In addition, the festival will feature Sjava, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Madala Kunene, Thabang Tabane, Bombshelter Beast, Sun Xa Experiment, Luma and the BaTswana dance ensemble New Moon.
The Soweto Theatre Amphitheatre will offer a family ambiance with a children’s area, a variety of food and drink, as well as arts & crafts for sale. Complementing this overall atmosphere, inside the Soweto Theatre will be the Hugh Masekela NO BORDERS Tribute Installation. The installation features memorabilia, records, recordings, trumpets and photographs of a life, loved and lived.
Saturday 9 November 2019
Venue: The Soweto Theatre Precinct, Corner Bolani Link and Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto
Gates Open: 12 noon
Ticket Prices: R200 pre-sale
R250 at the Gate
R50 for Pensioners at the Gate
Free for Children under 6
Tickets Online: www.xtixs.com
Ticket Outlets: Selected SPAR, Jet, Edgars, and CNA stores via TicketPro
No drugs, weapons, alcohol, recording equipment, gazebo’s, braai’s, glass, coolers, cans, beach umbrellas or steel cutlery allowed.