Hugh Masekela: A Giant Has Fallen

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.  Hugh Masekela 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.  Carte Blanche pays tribute to a South African music giant.

Producer: Julian Sun

Presenter: Bongani Bingwa

Researcher: Siniketiwe Hlanze