Hugh Masekela

 
Through upheaval and instability, we always had Oliver Mtukudzi
Through upheaval and instability, we always had Oliver Mtukudzi
It’s hard to pick a favourite Oliver Mtukudzi song. After all, for an artist who produced over 60 albums and countless classics, singling out a...
Shange paid the price for her honesty
Shange paid the price for her honesty
There have been very clear moments when the loss of a famous person felt personal. This year, the deaths of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Hugh...
Mr Thuma Mina winning over the ANC
Mr Thuma Mina winning over the ANC
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Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
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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.
Flying home: He was always free
Flying home: He was always free
“My meaning is specific: [Song of Solomon] is about black people who could fly. That was part of the folklore of my life; flying was one of...
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...

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