75 years young. This legendary South African trumpeter has been a global innovator since he began his career at 16. To witness this brilliant musician move like someone half his age, and sing out with such joy is to exalt in him. His son Sal introduced him with enormous pride, and no wonder. He was on stage for over two hours, and probably could have performed all night. His enormous positive energy shone brightly and everyone at the theatre took home a piece of Hugh Masakela’s soul. In 2010 he received The Order of Ikharmanga from South African President Jacob Zuma, the nations highest civilian honor. He returns to the United States for a tour dedicated to the memory of his close friend Nelson Mandela. He was involved and still is with the preservation of musical heritage and the struggle for freedom, human rights, and the well-being of citizens around the world. Happy 75th dear Hugh Masakela and on to your 100th.