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South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela is dead




South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela is dead of cancer
Hugh Masekela is dead

Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78.

In a career spanning more than five decades, Masekela gained international recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound . A statement on behalf of the Masekela family said,

“Hugh’s global and activist contribution to and participation in the areas of music, theater, and the arts in general is contained in the minds and memory of millions.
“Rest in power beloved, you are forever in our hearts.”

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