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Hugh Masekela Dies at 78


Composer, trumpeter, activist - Hugh Masekela was 78 when he passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.

Known as the 'father of African jazz' his solo career spanned over 5 decades.

You can learn more on the legacy that Hugh Masekela left on the music world as well as his life long commitment to his home country here.

On Twitter, his official account posted that the public are invited to Hugh Masekela Heritage Park, Zoo Lake Johannesburg on Friday 26th January.


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