100 year old insurer, Assupol, will present the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival on Saturday 28 September 2013 in the heart of Soweto.
The event sees the continuation of the insurer’s collaboration with Hugh Masekela, the celebrated trumpeter, who has appeared in Assupol’s TV advertising campaign since July last year.
The Festival will be staged at the Soweto Cricket Oval (also known as the Elkah Cricket Stadium) in Lefatola Street, Rockville, Soweto, with an incredibly diverse line-up of supporting artists handpicked by Hugh Masekela.
The line-up will include Thandiswa Mazwai, Phuzekhemisi, Mi Casa, Desmond & The Tutus, Pu2ma, Khaya Mahlangu, Jeremy Loops and of course Bra Hugh himself as the headline act.
“I’m really looking forward to this festival. I always love performing in Soweto and with this wonderful and eclectic array of talent on the line-up, I think it’s going to be a very special day”, says Hugh Masekela, who at 74 years is showing no signs of slowing down. He has also recently released a new album called “Playing At Work” to positive reviews.
The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival aims to become an annual event moving forward, to celebrate Heritage month and to honour the people of Soweto.
Annelize van Blerk, Head of Corporate Affairs at Assupol, said: “Bra Hugh has a busy international touring schedule and it is only an honour for us to bring him to Soweto, a township that has supported and influenced his music over the years”.
“For us this concert is a fitting way to celebrate 100 years of Assupol, with a legend in the South African music industry who like Assupol, has stood the test of time”, she continued.
This concert is made possible by Assupol and supported by Soweto TV and Jozi FM.
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