Going to a concert is the only way to listen to music in public without having to put your mouth around a discman to catch its sound vibrations. Enjoy easier listening with this GrouponLive deal to see Hugh Masekela in Concert at the Music Hall Center. For $49, you get two tickets for seating in the main floor or center mezzanine on Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. (up to a $119 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Hugh Masekela strives to be a force of good both on- and off-stage. Since his 1968 breakout hit, “Grazin’ in the Grass,” the trumpeter, flugelhorn player, and singer has continued to tirelessly work for social justice, particularly in his home country of South Africa. When Paul Simon embarked on his Graceland tour in 1987, Masekela was by his side, pleading for Nelson Mandela’s release in the impassioned lyrics and blistering trumpet solos of “Bring Him Back Home.” Equally adept at pop, disco, and R & B as he is at his Afro-centric jazz, the soulful musician continues to release new albums even as he approaches his 75th birthday.
Hugh Masekela plays “Languta” at the Netherlands’ Afrikafestival Hertme in 2012
Music Hall Center
Built in 1928, Music Hall Center dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.