Celebration of a Musical Legend: Happy Birthday Hugh Ramopolo Masekela!

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PAPA MASEKELA!

“We have long relegated our magnificent vernacular literature to the dust and insect-infested floors of crumbling old warehouses in favour of imported writings, hip hop, rap and other forms of trending fashions that distance us as far as possible from our rich traditional legacy.
“We need to study, learn, and teach our traditional music, dance, oral literature and more in our own academies and future educational institutions where we can revive and redevelop what has been lost from the positive content of our glorious history without abandoning the best of what the West has brought to our otherwise void-encrusted lives,” he said.

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Be pioneers of African heritage restoration

Music icon Hugh Masekela tells graduands to "go out there and kick some booty'. Wits University today conferred on honorary Doctor of Music degree on Bra Hugh Masekela in the Great Hall, the same stage where he performed as a 19-year-old member of the orchestra in the opening concert of Todd Matshikiza's landmark jazz opera King Kong.

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Celebration of a Musical Legend: Happy Birthday Hugh Ramopolo Masekela! Celebration of a Musical Legend: Happy Birthday Hugh Ramopolo Masekela! Reviewed by VWRDCO on April 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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