Paul Simon and Vusi Mahlasela play BAM's gala, April 9

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At next week’s gala for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Paul Simon will be joined by TEDTalks favorite Vusi Mahlasela for an evening that celebrates the albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Vusi is among the many guest musicians set to join Simon onstage on the night — others include Cyro Baptista, David Byrne, Ka├»ssa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Milton Nascimento and Luciana Souza. (And Mark Stewart from the TED2008 House Band will be playing in Simon’s own band.) It’s part of Paul Simon’s month-long residency at BAM, where he explores his back catalog with a rotating cast of guests.

NEW on Watch Vusi Mahlasela talk about the power of story — including a wonderful few moments of song.