Rest In Peace Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela Jan 23 2018

We should take a moment to honor the life of musician Hugh Masekela who died Tuesday at the age of 78. He was a remarkable & renowned South African trumpeter, composer, & singer whose music encompasses dance beats, love lyrics, & political protest that championed the struggle against apartheid.

He’s probably best known, at least in the US, for “Grazing in the Grass”:

But certainly in South Africa he is known more for his political songs including: “Soweto Blues” sung by Mariam Makeba:

“Bring Him Home” about releasing Nelson Mandela from prison which became an anthem of the anti-apartheid movement:

“Shuffle & Bow” from his last album “No Borders”:

May he Rest In Peace.