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    Assupol presents the 4th annual Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival

    The line-up is curated by Bra Hugh who is passionate about the power and potential of our nation’s cultural diversity. "...we have the biggest diversity of heritage in our country. This festival is about celebrating that"
    The 4th annual Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival returns to its Soweto home at Rockville’s Elkah Stadium on 4 November 2017. This not-to-be-missed festival, presented by Assupol, features a wide range of musical flavours including Riky Rick’s Hip Hop hits and Papa Penny’s Tsonga disco, headlined by Oliver Mtukudzi...  [Read more]

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    National Civil Rights Museum unveils Freedom Award winners

    "When we identified these three honorees, we didn't know what was going to happen last weekend"
    South African jazz artist and freedom fighter Hugh Masekela (who had a No. 1 hit in 1968 with "Grazing in the Grass"), second-generation activist Bernice A. King (youngest of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s four children), and Southern Poverty Law Center co-founder Morris Dees (who won a $7 million judgment in a lynching case that bankrupted one of America's largest Ku Klux Klan organizations) will be [Read more]

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    Bra Hugh Vouches for African Unity

    He's just got back from Ghana where he performed at the inauguration of the new president Nana Akufo-Addo... an old friend
    I ask Bra Hugh if he's on Twitter. He replies: "No, but I'm on Whatsapp." I'm defeated. He notices my disappointment and we burst out in laughter... [Read more]

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    No Borders Picks Up SAMA

    ...notable winners from tonight are Hugh Masekela for Best Adult Contemporary Album for No Borders
    Last night, 26 May saw the first night of SAMA23 taking place at Sun City... [Read more]