Happy Birthday Bra Hugh!

Far more than a world-jazz visionary, Hugh Masekela turned music into a potent and joyous force in the international struggle against apartheid.

Photo: The Order of Ikhamanga holder, Hugh Masekela.
UCLA International Institute.

As Masekela celebrates his 76th birthday today and the Weekend Breakfast team along with The Music Guru, Sean Brokesha, celebrated the jazz legend's fierce legacy on the show.

Hugh Masekela is still one of the most thrilling live performers around.

Rolling Stone

The Music Guru honoured Masekela by playing two of his favourite, and most celebrated, Masekela classics:

1. Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)

2. Grazing in the Grass, Hugh Masekela


This article first appeared on 702 : Happy Birthday Bra Hugh!


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