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The History of Kwaito — Identity and Revolution

Throughout history, music has acted as a mirror to the societies and conditions of the people who create it. It doesn’t even have to explicitly address issues in its lyrical themes to be inherently political, often, like jazz or hip hop, just the fact that the music arises defiantly out of certain socio-economic situations is enough to make it a symbol of what is happening in those communities. 916 more words


Top 10 great South African musicians

In this series of music articles, our international journos explore the unique sounds of their nation.  Peter Stemmet writes here about who he considers South Africa’s greatest musicians.  815 more words

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Hugh Masekela

#MWE Day 6: Hugh Masekela

Now Playing > Masekela > Tomorrow (1987)

I forgot where I heard the name from my teens but I remember him appearing as session player for one or another. 74 more words


Opposing Injustice

“I think it is incumbent on all human beings
to oppose injustice in every form.”

~ Hugh Masekela,
Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, Cornetist, Composer & Singer.


Rest In Peace Hugh Masekela - "Grazing In The Grass"

We lost another music great last week. Hugh Masekela passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23. “Grazing In The Grass” will always be one of my favorites. May he rest in peace.

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Hugh Masekela on African Heritage

Bra Hugh was involved in African heritage restoration. He gave a talk at the TEDx about African culture, and restoration. So I am leaving you here with his TEDx talk. 32 more words

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