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”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKcGCObEb28
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG3oKb2JQow
“Shuffle & Bow” from his last album “No Borders”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN2Ql4LqANI
May he Rest In Peace.