Hip-hop (Riky Rick) meets Jazz (Hugh Masekela) for a collaboration

When House music meets with Jazz, one already knows that the track is going to be a year hit. But, when Hip-hop meets Jazz for an extra-ordinary musical collaboration, one cannot help but wonder if this is going to be a century hit, or a lifetime one.

Reports can prove that local star Riky Rick will teaming up with legendary trumpeter and composer Hugh Masekela on a project for the 20th addition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz music festival.

Explaining what fans should expect from this collab, a press statement reads: “The collaboration will see the dynamic rap-star, Riky Rick taking on some of Masekela’s most loved hits to re-imagine and remix them from his generational vantage point. The inimitable Masekela will also have a go at some of Riky Rick’s most memorable hits when the pair meet on stage on 20 September 2017 before an exclusive audience of music lovers invited to witness this special trans-generational creative exchange.”

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival takes place in Johannesburg from 28 to 30 September, with performances by the likes of Thandiswa Mazwai and Tutu Puoane. Tickets are available at Computicket.

Picture credit: YoMzansi

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