A Celebration of a Life Well Lived

Public Memorials:

Hugh Masekela Heritage Park: Zoo Lake, Parkview, Johannesburg from Friday, 26 January to Thursday 1 February, 2018. Open daily from 10h00 to 18h00.

Heitada Alex! – Going Home: Sankopano Community Centre, Corner 12th Ave & Selborne St, Alexandra, Johannesburg on Friday, 26 January 2018 at 13h00.

Hugh Masekela Musical Memorial:University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, Chris Hani Rd, Soweto on Sunday, 28 January 2018 at 12h00 –
The final public tribute to Masekela, the event is a musical celebration of this legends life, featuring a range of artists he collaborated with, influenced and loved.

UKZN Honours Masekela with Doctorate

“Many things must fall in South Africa not just fees”

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has conferred honorary doctorates on African Music Legend…

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…

No Borders

Bra Hugh’s new album shows that he’s lost none of his fire

World renowned trumpet and flugelhorn legend, Hugh Masekela returns with a fiery 44th album entitled ‘No Borders’.

Encompassing socio-political commentary, solid dance floor grooves and tender love songs, the 16 tracks move effortlessly through continental styles taking in Nigerian Afro-Beat, Congolese Kwassa Kwassa and South African Masqandi. From the opening angry salvo…

Zimbabwe: Tuku Heaps Praises On Bra Hugh

“Each time I meet Hugh, his music, his status as a legend and his accolades, have grown. But he as a person, his humanity, what we call in Shona “unhu” or as you would say here “ubuntu bakhe” – remains the same.”

Hugh Masekela Reminisces On Musical Motivations, Mandela

“The blessing with the arts is that you can do it forever until you drop dead. That’s the blessing. And I’m 74, and I feel that I’m just beginning. So I think I’m very fortunate to have been, like, bedeviled by music.”