Hugh Masekela

South African Metalworkers Mourn the Death of South Africa's Radical Trumpeter, Hugh Masekela - Bra Hugh

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:27
When he was 16 - Masekela

 

[The picture above was taken by Alf Khumalo, one of South Africa's most important photo journalists, of a 16 year old Masekala after he received a trumpet from Louis Armstrong. Below, Masekala and Miriam Makeba with Soweto Blues with a commentary from Makeba]

 

 

23 January 2018

NUMSA mourns the passing on of Bra Hugh Masekela

The leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and all its members and the working class in general, mourn the departure of Bra Hugh Masekela.

Our sincere and deepest condolences to his family, friends and indeed the music lovin