Wednesday, 29 February 2012

from South Africa to the Clyde

A short note about an upcoming cultural event with a political twist. On Sunday March 11, veteran South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid campaigner, Hugh Masekela is in Glasgow. He will be taking part in a conversation with Hardeep Singh Kohli in the City Halls in Candleriggs, Glasgow at 6.00pm. This precedes his Concert in the Old Fruitmarket (same complex) at 7.30pm.

The talk will concentrate on his life, music, and the struggle against apartheid. He is a world renowned jazz trumpeter, but can successfully fuse jazz with a variety of other musical styles. As a boy growing up in the townships of South Africa, he was inspired to learn the trumpet after seeing Kirk Douglas play Bix Beiderbecke in Young Man With A Horn. He begged one of his teachers – who happened to be anti-apartheid campaigner Father Trevor Huddleston – to buy him a horn and in return he promised to stay out of trouble!
The conversation is free, but ticketed. The concert is £16. (Both have booking charges for phone and on-line bookings). Tel 0141 353 8000 or on line at

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