A warm and compelling singer-songwriter of the sort that occasionally drop like pearls from South Africa's apartheid heritage, Mahlasela is a favorite of both Nadine Gordimer, who gave him a guitar, and Dave Matthews, who gave him a record deal. He sings about loss and hope in a cool, clear voice that swoops up and down the octaves.
Tue., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., 2011
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.