The Skirball Cultural Center presents South African singer/songwriter and poet/activist Vusi Mahlasela. Be moved by the inspired music of this brilliant artist.
Listen to Vusi Mahlasela's Jabula (668K MP3) - http://www.skirball.org/media/vusi_mahlasela.mp3
Experience the music of South African singer/songwriter and poet/activist Vusi Mahlasela, an accomplished guitarist, percussionist, and composer. Delivering a hybrid of folk, world rhythms, blues, and soul, Mahlasela's sound connects South Africa's apartheid-scarred past with its promise for a brighter future. A major voice of dissent during the apartheid years, Mahlasela performed at Nelson Mandela's inauguration in 1994 and is an ambassador of Mandela's 46664 Foundation, a campaign to help raise global awareness of AIDS/HIV. Mahlasela will perform with his band.
"Vusi Mahlasela is like the Bob Dylan of South Africa; his poetic messages of peace set to lilting acoustic music helped bring his country's struggles into view throughout the world."--Santa Cruz Sentinel
Part of the Skirball concert series “A Long Walk to Freedom,” celebrating liberation and justice.
Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: $25 General, $20 Members, $15 Full-Time Students
Advance tickets: (866) 468-3399 or on site at the Skirball Admissions Desk. Tickets are also available on-line at the Skirball website - $5 fee required.
The Skirball Cultural Center Tel: 310-440-4500
Sponsor(s): The Skirball Cultural Center.