Win Tickets ($60): Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis @ Revolution Hall | South African, Soul, w/ Tezeta Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis @ Revolution Hall on November 19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 16.

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Hugh Masekela & Larry WillisHugh Masekela & Larry Willis
November 19, 2015
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 ADV / $30 DOS | 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and continues to tour the world as a performer, composer, producer and activist. This iconic artist is best known for his Grammy-nominated hit single, Grazing in the Grass which sold over 4 million copies in 1968 and made him an international star. He later played an integral role in Paul Simon’s tour behind the classic album Graceland, which was one of the first pop records to introduce African music to a broader public.

Tezeta Band
Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. It is part jazz, part soul and part ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It comes from a period when the influential sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together with Ethiopian tradition in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa.
Tezeta Band’s inspiration is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Alemayehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists combined revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis @ Revolution Hall | South African, Soul, w/ Tezeta Band

  1. Inger November 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    I went to South Africa in 2005, at the time I didn’t know who Hugh Maskela was? Since then I’ve followed his music and its amazing how his music continues to transcend continents. The sounds, rhythm, and the joy that his music brings to people’s lives.

  2. Ciara November 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Ah!! My boyfriend is from South Africa and has followed Hugh Masekela since his mother would let him listen to her cassette player! This would be amazing for him to see them live in concert his first trip to Portland!

  3. Lynn Elsdon November 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    WOW! This would be fantastic to attend. Pleeeeeeease?

  4. Stephanie November 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

    Would love to have a surprise date night! We’d be dancing all night long! Pick me!!!

  5. Bob MacKay November 12, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Hugh! Huge in the music world- love it!

  6. Wayne Lee November 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    I’ve been a Masekela fan since I first heard “Grazin in the Grass” in 1967!

  7. Grace November 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    I saw him in Detroit many years ago and he was great! I’d love to see what’s new for him.

  8. Dave G. November 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    OMG ! That’s some serious musicians!

  9. Thom Butler November 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    I am coming to Portland for a visit with daughter’s family and I am a HUGE Masekela fan (50 years maybe?). I would love to introduce my daughter to the music of Hugh and Tezeta.

  10. Ditty Nicolaides November 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    Wonderful news! Count me in!

  11. Sarah G November 13, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    My friend took me to see Hugh a year or two ago, and I would love to return the favor.

  12. Loveness Goddess November 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    I only get to hear this sweet taste of home, every once in many many years and yes l want to be there. Listen to my African chants from the audience. Lol

  13. Virginia Lopez November 19, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    I love Hugh’s sound. I have been following him forever.
    So glad he will be in Pdx!

  14. November 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I’d need to talk with you here. Which is not a thing I usually do!
    I love reading a post that may make people think. Furthermore, thanks
    for letting me to comment!

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