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    Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:21:28

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    Two of South Africa's true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons will come together to honor 20 years since the start of democracy in South Africa and the official end of Apartheid.

    In a collaborative performance with a band, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela will pay homage in "20 Years of Freedom: featuring South Africa's Freedom Songs," including many of their own.

    While both artists have been like-minded musical comrades at home in South Africa for years and shared the stage on several occasions, this marks their debut tour joining forces together.

    The dynamic show, backed by their five-piece all-star band, features both artists collaborating together on stage for their entire show. Their set will include many of their greatest songs from their respective catalogs.

    Tour Dates:

    Feb 18 @ Kupferberg Center For the Arts - Queens, NY
    Feb 20 @ South Orange Performing Arts Center - South Orange, NJ
    Feb 21 @ Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
    Feb 22 @ Lisner Auditorium - Washington, DC
    Feb 24 @ John Hancock Hall - Boston, MA
    Feb 25 @ Mccarter Theatre - Princeton, NJ
    Feb 27 @ Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL
    Feb 28 @ Koerner Hall - Toronto, ON
    Mar 01 @ London Music Hall - London, ON
    Mar 03 @ Englert Theatre- Iowa City, IA
    Mar 05 @ Center For Faith & Life - Decorah, IA
    Mar 06 @ Wisconsin Union Theater - Madison, WI
    Mar 07 @ Ordway Center For The Performing Arts - St. Paul, MN
    Mar 09 @ John Van Duzer Theatre - Arcata, CA
    Mar 10 @ Mondavi Center for The Performing Arts - Davis, CA
    Mar 11 @ Zellerbach Auditorium at UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
    Mar 13 @ Univ. of California - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA
    Mar 14 @ Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA

    For tour info, visit here.

    Anyone plan to take in these important shows?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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