#RIPHughMasekela: Remembering Bra Hugh a year after his death

Jan 23rd, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 512 Views

WEDNESDAY marks a year since the passing of Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. Masekela died at the age of 78 in a Johannesburg hospital on 23 January 2018. He had been battling prostate cancer since 2008.

Masekela, or Bra Hugh, as he was affectionately known, was a celebrated world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and jazz singer.

To commemorate the first anniversary since his passing, the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation rededicates itself to lift his legacy even higher and to ensure his commitment was not in vain.

In its official statement, the foundation remembers Masekela as a man who loved the sound of laughter, remains a world-renowned artist, a cultural warrior and a beloved son of the African Continent and the Soil of his first love, South Africa.