TIMELINE – Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, an international icon, trumpeter, composer and musician, “the father of South African jazz”, died earlier this week at the age of 78, after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer.  He was a legend in jazz circles and during apartheid, used his music as a protest tool against the government in a bid to advocate for political change in South Africa.

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Images courtesy of: hughmasekela.co.za | Brett Burtin | Phillips | The Market Theatre | apartheidmuseum.org.za