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Bra Hugh heading to Soweto

The New Age
TNA Reporter

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World-renowned jazz legend Hugh Masekela returns to Soweto with his second annual Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival.

Following the success of last year’s festival, this year pays homage to South Africa’s rich cultural heritage.

The star-studded line-up includes Tshepo Tshola, The Soul Brothers, pop trio Beatenberg, guitarist Jeremy Loops, folk singers Laurie Levine and Josie Field.

Bra Hugh is a passionate advocate for the nurturing of cultural heritage among the youth.

At the recent Hugh Masekela inaugural lecture at the University of Johannesburg, he emphasised the importance of appreciating one’s own heritage.

“We are becoming a society that imitates other cultures, yet we have the biggest diversity of heritage. It is high time that we celebrate that,” he said.

Not only is Bra Hugh a renowned solo artist who played an important part in forming a cultural voice against the apartheid regime, his iconic status in the musical arts has led him to become a critically acclaimed global brand.