Tag: Jazz

Remembering Hugh Masekela: the horn player with a shrewd ear for music of the day

Gwen Ansell, University of Pretoria Trumpeter, flugelhorn-player, singer, composer and activist Hugh Ramapolo Masekela has passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer. When he cancelled his appearance last year at the Johannesburg...

Jazz legend Ray Phiri’s deep spiritual connection with Bob Marley

Nelspuit born Ray Phiri (70) a South African jazz legend has died after suffering from lung cancer. He shared a deep spiritual connection with Bob Marley's Zimbabwe.

Ethiopian jazz legend celebrates 52 years in the biz

Mulatu Astatke is an extraordinary talent and is known as the 'father of Ethiopian Jazz".