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The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela

Fri, Feb 16 -
Sat, Feb 17, 2018




All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
$46.50 Includes a $6.00 Service fee

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.


Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for this show.


The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley is excited to announce a collaboration between two of South Africa's most esteemed jazz legends, Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela, both founding members of the legendary Jazz Epistles! Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm each night.

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Legends of South African music reunite for a historic concert to tell the story of The Jazz Epistles, arguably the most important jazz album ever recorded in its country’s history. This music was almost lost forever — only 500 copies were made in 1959, buried, and rediscovered decades later after the tyranny of apartheid. These giants of South African jazz tell their story at this extremely rare and unique performance.

“South Africa’s Mozart.” – Nelson Mandela about Abdullah Ibrahim

“Hugh Masekela is still one of the most thrilling live performers around.” – Rolling Stone

“It’s the first all-black modern South African jazz recording.” – Gwen Ansell, author

“This story hasn’t been written yet. It’s a hidden history and it’s waiting to be told.” – Sazi Dlamini, ethnomusicologist

“At a time when apartheid itself was very backward looking, you had a collection of black musicians who were saying very defiantly: We are here, we are modern-city people, there is no way you are going to exclude us from modern life. And that is the beautiful undertone in that music.” — Gwen Ansell, author, Soweto Blues—Jazz, Popular Music & Politics in South Africa

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