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UK musos pay tribute to Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela's music inspired South Africans and touched the souls of millions worldwide. Here, UK jazz producers, Serious, pays tribute to the late and...
Celebrating the life and art of Hugh Masekela, who passed away on 23 January 2018.

A personal tribute to Hugh Masekela, Prof Keorapetse “Willie” Kgositsile and Rica Hodgson

Honorary Consul Anne Page writes a personal tribute to the three late South African greats: Hugh Masekela, Prof Keorapetse "Willie" Kgositsile and Rica Hodgson.By...
Celebrating the life and art of Hugh Masekela, who passed away on 23 January 2018.

Remembering Hugh Masekela, South African legend: 1939-2018

South African jazz maestro Hugh Masekela died on 23 January 2018, aged 78, following a nine-year battle against prostate cancer.CD AndersonMore than just an...
King Kong the musical

King Kong swings back on to South African stages

The massively successful King Kong musical is back on South African stages. More than half a century ago, it helped to launch the careers...

Jazz trumpets the notes of freedom

Jazz has always been the sound of freedom. Musically, it refuses to follow a form, rather growing organically with the musician. Politically, it has been the music of choice of resistance and rebellion, from its early days in the US's Deep South to South Africa during apartheid.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

Celebrating ubuntu at New York’s Carnegie Hall

Music, art and film will feature in a three-week long festival focusing on South Africa at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. It will feature renowned artists like Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim, as well as sopranos making their New York debuts.

Hugh Masekela to headline heritage concert

Hugh MasekelaA diverse line-up of some of the country's top musicians handpicked by the world-renowned jazz musician will entertain thousands during a celebration in Soweto.

Jazz Day to break down barriers

Hugh Masekela and Angelique Kidjo were two of the many music stars who celebrated the first-ever International Jazz Day on 30 April, proclaimed by Unesco to help raise awareness about the popular music genre’s force for peace, dialogue and cooperation.
Music fest in SA’s Darling

Africa Day

Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela speaks about Africa Day and states his wish for an all year commemoration of the unification of Africans. The South African musician also says Africa would do well to eradicate its internal borders. Watch this video.


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