- Chan Centre Connects
- The Role of Musician as Ambassador
The Role of Musician as Ambassador
Presented by the Chan Centre in partnership with UBC Robson Square
The anti-apartheid movement has had an important influence on Hugh Masekela’s life and music beginning when he was first introduced to the trumpet by activist, Father Trevor Huddleston. In 1992, his hit song “Bring Him Back Home” became the anthem for Nelson Mandela’s world tour following his release from prison. Masekela was also heavily involved in Paul Simon’s immensely successful album, Graceland, which helped to raise awareness for the anti-apartheid movement around the world.
We are thrilled to announce that Hugh Masekela will arrive in Vancouver one day before his concert at the Chan Centre in order to deliver this free, public lecture downtown at UBC Robson Square as part of our Chan Centre Connects series. The lecture will focus on the musician’s role as a cultural ambassador and how music can raise social and political awareness.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A period.