SA jazz legend Hugh Masekela to be remembered

SA jazz legend Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, who passed away on January 23, 2018 will be fondly remembered as a globally renowned trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, singer, activist, jokester, lover, father and friend.

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As part of this year’s Standard Bank Joy of Jazz (from 27 to 29 September), at the Sandton Convention Centre, a dynamic installation will highlight Masekela’s life and work, and honour his invaluable contribution to the South African and global music landscape.

Named “No Borders,” a title which references his last studio album, the installation portrays the famous musician’s artistic journey; one that was expansive, prodigious, creative and global. It illuminates his infinite love affair with music and humanity.

The installation features an array of his horns, his portraits and his music, evoking the man’s indomitable spirit as he took his music through borders and gave the world his distinctive sound.

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