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|Event||The South African Songbook|
|Ensemble||JLCO with Wynton Marsalis|
|Date||Thursday, September 12th, 2019 – Saturday, September 14th, 2019|
|Address||10 Columbus Circle|
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid’s end. 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.
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.