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NYC: Win Tix To See Hugh Masekela [4/20]

NYC win 2 tickets to see Hugh Masekela Saturday April 20th by following Okayafrica on Twitter and tweet #LoveHughMasekela.


Legendary South African horn player and composer Hugh Masekela will play the Pace Presents Music Series in NYC this Saturday night 4/20.

We're giving away 2 free tickets to our readers who 1. follow us on twitter and 2. Tweet at us #LoveHughMasekela. Winners will be selected Friday 4/19 by 5pm.

The details:

Hugh Masekela

Saturday April, 20.

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

Doors / Concessions at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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