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    STIMELA – A Hugh Masekela Exhibition by Brett Rubin

    The seminal Hugh Masekela song Stimela (The Coal Train) forms the basis of this posthumous exhibition celebrating the life and works of Hugh Masekela. Stimela, with its stark and visceral lyrics is one of the pinnacles of Masekela’s contribution to South African music and culture, and according to Andries Bezuidenhout, a professor of developmental studies ... Read more



    Assupol & The Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation present The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival 2020 Online. Sunday 13th December. On “My biggest obsession is to show Africans, and the world, who the people of Africa really are” – Hugh Masekela   In the midst of the COVID 19 storm, a musical and cultural oasis of relief, the ... Read more

Thuma Mina


    Bra Hugh’s Thuma Mina calls to We, The People of South Africa Hugh Masekela’s Thuma Mina – (Send Me) – The People’s Version will be released across all digital platforms on Friday, September 11, in Heritage month.  Thuma Mina is a call to the people of South Africa to stand up collectively for change.    In the song Thuma Mina (Send Me), ... Read more

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela


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    Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship

     The Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation, Manhattan School of Music and The ELMA Music Foundation  announce  The Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship Through this partnership, Manhattan School of Music will provide full scholarships to six South African music students enabling them to pursue Bachelor of Music degrees at MSM, Hugh Masekela’s alma mater. April 3 2019, Johannesburg – ... Read more