Hugh Masekela has died

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Legendary musician and jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.

In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”.

Hugh Masekela,Β a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as Soweto Blues.

The 1977 song became synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement.

Born in the South African town of Witbank in 1939, Masekela became known as father of South African jazz and had career spanning more than five decades.

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  1. Lest well you meant everything Africa continent has ever had you inspired many south Africans youth and Africa as a whole to pursue in music career in general.
    As is always said we die in body but your spirit lives thru music you sang…
    πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™God knows the reason you been taken away from us…

  2. Lest well you meant everything Africa continent has ever had you inspired many south Africans youth and Africa as a whole to pursue in music career in general.
    As is always said we die in body but your spirit lives thru music you sang…
    πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™God knows the reason you been taken away from us…

  3. Lest well you meant everything Africa continent has ever had you inspired many south Africans youth and Africa as a whole to pursue in music career in general.
    As is always said we die in body but your spirit lives thru music you sang…
    πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™God knows the reason you been taken away from us…

  4. Lest well you meant everything Africa continent has ever had you inspired many south Africans youth and Africa as a whole to pursue in music career in general.
    As is always said we die in body but your spirit lives thru music you sang…
    πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™God knows the reason you been taken away from us…

  5. Rest in peace legend Masekela.I will remember that song you mentioned my country Malawi.”There is a train that comes from Malawi
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    ………

  6. Ku Africa ma celebrities athu amatchuka nkulemekezedwa akamwalira.ambiri timamuona mma adцert ngati Assupol,koma osadziwa kuti he was amusician

  7. Iya adim wa chamba iwe wawerengano..mma page mwa anzako nkhani zako umachita post 5 hours late..The problem you gave chance to Phillip Business to be admin aswel that’s why ur stories don’t know reach us in time

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