Hugh Masekela to perform at iRock Jazz Legends
Hugh Masekela (Photo: Supplied)
Johannesburg - Award-winning local jazz legend, Hugh Masekela will perform at the DStv iRock Jazz Legends concert which will be held at Meropa Gardens in Polokwane, Limpopo on Friday, 22 September 2017.
This is a part of the DStv iRock Limpopo festival weekend.
Masekela’s solo career has spanned several decades, during which time he has released over 40 albums; and has worked with world-renowned artists like Harry Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Herb Alpert, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and the late Miriam Makeba.
Here’s more about Hugh being on the line-up:
“Heritage weekend is only a month away and what better way to spend it than in the company of greatness! We are elated to have South African musical royalty, Hugh Masekela on the DStv iRock Limpopo weekend line-up. The musical legend will bring a sophisticated edge to the festival with his signature Afro-Jazz sound, which will appeal to and attract a brand-new audience to the iRock music festivals,” says Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, General Manager for Marketing at MultiChoice.
Masekela will perform alongside Limpopo’s very own legendary musician, Dr Thomas Chauke and another Southern gem, acoustic soul singer and composer, Gemma Griffiths. This young newcomer to the industry was born in Cape Town and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe and has performed a variety of music and arts festivals around the world. In 2016 Gemma, who is a classically trained musician, was nominated for a Zimbabwe Achievers Award in the category “Music Artist of the Year” where she also performed live in London, UK. She has opened for Zimbabwe’s Jah Prayzah, SA’s Jimmy Nevis, Majozi and Matthew Mole, and more recently for Grammy Award winning UK artist, Joss Stone on her world tour.
Ticket and event information for iRock Jazz Legends:
Doors to the iRock Jazz Legends will open at 19:15 and tickets are available from Computicket at R280 for general access and R1250 for VIP access which includes an open bar, food and parking.
More about the festival weekend:
DStv iRock Limpopo 2017 will rock your socks off this Heritage weekend, bringing you non-stop entertainment in Polokwane from Thursday, 21 September with a Comedy Festival featuring David Kau at Jack Botes Hall; Jazz Legends with Hugh Masekela on Friday, 22 September; the iRock Main event with headliners like Cassper Nyovest, Amanda Black, Sands, Euphonik, Shomadjozi, Culoe de Song and Kwesta at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday, 23 September; and iRock in the Park with the sultry sounds of Shekinah to end off the weekend on Sunday, 24 September.
And if you think you have what it takes to be the opening act to any of these performers, head to Seshego Circle in Polokwane from 10:00 – 15:00 on Saturday, 26 August; meet the judges DJ Ganyani, former Teargas member Ma’E and comedian, Mashabela and get a taste of the DStv iRock Battle for the Stage competition.