And the father of South African jazz, Hugh Masekela, has died at the age of 78. Masekela was an anti-apartheid activist whose widely popular song, “Bring Him Back Home,” demanding freedom for Nelson Mandela, became the anthem of the global anti-apartheid movement. He died in Johannesburg after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Hugh Masekela, Father of South African Jazz, Dies at 78
HeadlineJan 23, 2018