Hugh Masekela

 
Only beneficiation will stamp out
Only beneficiation will stamp out
The Youth Employment Service (YES) launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week has been cautiously welcomed by organised labour, which insists...
Same WhatsApp group: Thuma Mina and ‘we gon’ be right’
Same WhatsApp group: Thuma Mina and ‘we gon’ be right’
In his autobiography Still Grazing, Hugh Masekela describes in muted tones his return to South Africa after decades in exile. His...
[Video]Who was Bra Hugh
[Video]Who was Bra Hugh
We remember Hugh Masekela with some testimonies from his loved ones.
Blues for Bra Hugh
Blues for Bra Hugh
It is now common coin that the past is never a thing of the past. It is passed down and around like a gourd of beer or any kwaai piece of music....
Farewell to my childhood
Farewell to my childhood
It’s hard for me to talk about jazz without talking about my father or contrasting the music to growing up ekasi.
An icon shared with all of Africa
An icon shared with all of Africa
I had to come, and came from the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on my way back home to Accra, so I could express my condolences to Barbara and...
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
It was the morning of his passing and I had overslept for the first time in a long while.
On home, father figures and the last days of the archetypal Bras as we know them
On home, father figures and the last days of the archetypal Bras as we know them
My collection of Ramapolo Hugh Masekela is far from definitive. Therefore, this annotated mix of his music is not so much a tribute to a son of the...
Hugh, citizen of the world: A son remembers his dad
Hugh, citizen of the world: A son remembers his dad
It is with heavy heart that I confirm that my father, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, has hung up his horn after a long battle with prostate cancer. It is...
Our favourite further mucker
Our favourite further mucker
The night Hugh Masekela died, a blanket of indigo sky hung morosely over his hometown of Johannesburg. Then a vigil of a drizzle showered the city...

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