Entertainment

The South African Songbook

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Frederick P. Rose Hall

(212) 721-6500

http://www.jazz.org

Price

Various prices, call Center Charge (212) 721-6500 for information or go to website to book tickets online.

Event Dates

Sep 12, 2019

When

8:00pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in the Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid's end. A musical celebration featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary South African music. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO. South Africa has long been a vibrant and unique jazz hub, and most of the guests featured tonight helped shape the sound of jazz as a new South Africa was being born—and the music performed this evening reflects the sound of a nation defining itself anew. Special guests include three New York-based South African vocalists—Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Melanie Scholtz, and Jazz at Lincoln Center fan-favorite Vuyo Sotashe—plus five top instrumentalists joining us from South Africa: trumpeter Feya Faku, saxophonist McCoy Mrubata, pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, vocalist and pianist Thandi Ntuli, and indigenous African classical multi-instrumentalist Tlokwe Sehume on vocals, guitar, ram’s horn, and percussion. Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, at 7:00pm.