Sowetan By Edward Tsumele. World-renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who has just returned from a very successful tour of Europe, Ghana and Nigeria, is going literary. Masekela, whose latest album Jabulani rates as one of his best, will publish a novel just in time for next Easter. He likes performing around the country. Then one day, while returning from a performance, he gives a white woman a lift to her home in Killarney.
The woman is found dead the next day. The person who was last seen with her is Honky, whose real name is Sir Holonko.
And he is increasingly in demand overseas. I cannot retire from myself. This is my job. I have always been involved with music in one form or another. I have never worked for anyone in my life. Rolling Stone By Miles Keylock. Then a tentative show of hands from his entourage.
The year-old Bra is shooting the breeze, taking five between laying down some choice new jazz joints in his studio. This kind of call-and-response is typical of Masekela.
All that jazz. To see him this way is to misunderstand his legacy.
Try carnivorous cocaine nights, compulsive copulation, countless hangovers, hangers-on, haters, lovers, years of exile, fear, self-loathing and yes, eventually, redemption. His music carries the DNA of a life lived over the top and constantly on the edge. He jammed with reggae prophet Bob Marley in Jamaica, nightclub-crawled with guitar god Jimi Hendrix and freebased with hedonistic funk superstar Sly Stone in Los Angeles. He got bust. The FBI had him under surveillance.
He told judges to get lost and press reporters where to get off. His career bummed out.
He got bust again. He blew off the big time and the Big Apple. He gave himself even more shit by continuing to get hooked up in all kinds of crazy capers, including gold-and-grass smuggling in Liberia and staying on the shit for decades.
He understands it. So drinking became not only a form of resistance, but also a form of defiance. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to the magazine here. But dark forces were still at work in South Africa and in , the nefarious cross-border activities of South African Defence Force death squads prompted a retreat to England.
Although, as a cultural spokesman and musical ambassador, his part in the struggle for freedom has been considerable, he modestly defers praise. Today, at 72 years young, Hugh Masekela is more productive than ever. He is concerned with what he calls heritage restoration: the continuing necessity of changing the mindset inculcated in his people by religion and oppression over centuries that their deep cultural heritage is primitive and pagan.
So, the struggle continues, and we can hope that Hugh Masekela will continue to play his considerable part in sounding out his messages of peace, pride and progress, for many years to come. It was launched in October to raise funds, fight substance abuse, and provide support to artists and performers in need of help and guidance to overcome addiction. MAAPSA is a non-profit organisation that has assisted many leading South African entertainers, including Kabelo and Tsepo Tshola, as well as dozens of ordinary people who come from an artistic background.
leondumoulin.nl/language/encyclopedias/1551-letters-from-the.php It offers referrals to rehabilitation treatment centres, after care, intervention, counselling, guidance lectures, and fundraising campaigns to cover treatment bills and administration salaries. MAAPSA provides free advisory services to guide those in need of help and now boasts a 70 percent successful recovery rate. Alcohol and drug dependence are destroying our great nation.
Now in its 13th year, MAAPSA continues to grow from strength to strength and is now looking to partner similar international organisations. Masekela received the doctorate at a special graduation ceremony on Thursday, 15 September, This comes after Masekela was nominated by the university to receive an Honourary Doctorate for the role he played locally and internationally in arts and also in activism against apartheid.
Masekela who skipped the country to exile after the Sharpeville Massacre has won many awards both for his musical role and also for his anti-apartheid activism. Vice-chancellor and principal of Vaal University of Technology, Professor Irene Moutlana said the extraordinary role played by Masekela both musically and politically cannot be easily avoided. Moutlana added that the university is pleased to be among the institutions and individuals who had the opportunity to recognize the role played by Masekela in the South African political landscape.
World Music Network. Since its introduction in , the WOMEX Award has been honouring high points of world music on the international level.
Musical excellence, social importance, commercial success, political impact, lifetime achievement — any or all of these might make one a worthy recipient. Masekela has had a remarkable career since he first picked up a trumpet more than half a century ago, and thankfully he shows no sign of putting it down.
From success in the US pop charts in the 60s, through the Afro-jazz experiments of the 70s, returning to Africa and touring with Paul Simon in the 80s and on until today, he has not stopped releasing albums, touring the world and engaging in new collaborative projects. It also allows artists to help spearhead their promotion and marketing, which Love believes is the best-case scenario.
He stopped in the middle of his show to clarify the message in his music.
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The music just makes you happy, avid Masekela fan James Coles said. One By Sipho Moyo As our Hungry No More campaign continues, famed musician and trumpeter Hugh Masekela joins us in calling on African leaders to focus investments in their agricultural sectors, which will contribute to growing their economies and reducing extreme poverty. Please take action now. He told Sowetan yesterday it took him 13 years to complete the novel, titled Honky. A few years ago he published a controversial biography , but Honky is his first work of fiction. He said that there would be more novels from him in the future.
Risked his musical career Vice-chancellor and principal of Vaal University of Technology, Professor Irene Moutlana said the extraordinary role played by Masekela both musically and politically cannot be easily avoided. Older posts. Newer posts. An extended cut of the film featuring four additional scenes was released in theaters on October 25, The 4K version will be available as a regular version and a collector's edition.
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