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Pop & HissSoweto Gospel Choir was as much to look at as to listen to Wednesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where the lively South African ensemble played the final date of an extensive North American tour. Clothed in brightly patterned......
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they? Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
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Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
Times Staff WriterTrumpeter Hugh Masekela strides purposefully through South Africa's Apartheid Museum, breezing past exhibits on the elaborate racial classification system that relegated black people to the fringes of society, past photographs of bodies of unarmed...
Tribune chief criticDances come and dances go, but "Revelations" endures. This American masterpiece, which premiered in 1960, is always the closing piece in its performances in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre programs, and invariably it blows away everything else that has...
Lee Hirsch's "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony" is a great documentary that makes your heart leap with joy. A musical and political record of more than a half-century of South African history, it's the story of a relatively peaceful revolution...
Special to the TribuneHugh Masekela spent 30 years as an expatriate of South Africa, a refugee from his native country's racially oppressive apartheid system. But neither the three decades he spent living abroad nor the international success he achieved during that time with...
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