South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela and his band perform as part of the NYC Rockin' the River Cruises.
The cruise departs from the Circle Line docks at 42nd Street and the Hudson River, Pier 83 - rain or shine.
Hugh Masekela released his first breakthrough record The Americanization of Ooga-Booga directly after the Sharpville Massacre of 1960, when he fled to the US. He went on to record many records including his 1987 hit "Bring Him Back Home", which became the anthem for Nelson Mandela's world tour following his release from prison in 1992. Masekela then took part in the acclaimed Heads Up Africa series, and he is now ready to release his new album, scheduled to hit stores on July 17th.
NYC Rockin' the River Cruises Web Site
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