[1960s: Songs of Protest and ReconciliationVuyo Sotashe Ensemble ] Lauren Desberg
Lauren Desberg

1960s: Songs of Protest and Reconciliation
Vuyo Sotashe Ensemble

South African jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe performs the politically-charged songs of artists who expressed the cultural revolution of 1960s America through pop, rock, soul, and jazz.
Nina Simone said “art must reflect the times.” From this perspective, Sotashe (a Fulbright scholar and winner of South Africa’s biggest music scholarship competition) creates an evening dedicated to artists whose music deeply expressed and often defined their time.

In addition to music by Simone, Sotashe and his band will perform songs by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Miriam Makeba, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Harry Belafonte.

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