Hugh Masekela & Ayanna

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Hugh Masekela has come to be known as a living legend in the half-century since he first picked up a trumpet, and luckily for us he shows no sign of putting it down yet. His voice has long spoken out in his country's struggle for civil rights, whilst his soaring, joyful trumpet sound brims with warmth and bristles with elements of township jazz, hip-hop and funk. Universally considered one of the world's all-time greatest horn players.

Ayanna was the first non-American to win the legendary Amateur Night Live at the Harlem Apollo, whose beguiling vocals skip and swing over intimate, honey-sweet cello.

"(Masekela is) a musician of phenomenal grace and power, still blessed with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees." The Independent

"Ayanna has to be heard to be believed" Time Out

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