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Hugh Masekela on life and times and South Africa

Title
Hugh Masekela on life and times and South Africa
Genre
Interview; Music
TX Date
21 Oct 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:19:35
Description
Lesley Judd is joined on LBC Crown FM by Hugh Masekela, the South African trumpeter, his music is a heady mix of American jazz and South African rhythms and tonal patterns-township music as he calls it. He talks about his musical influences and early life; being a black musician in South Africa and moving to the UK; South African situation including release of political prisoners and the state of emergency and a story discrediting Winnie Mandela. He is now playing in England at Ronnie Scotts. Includes playing of his song Now or Never from album Uptownship. Breaks in recording.
Contributors
LBC Crown FM; Lesley Judd; Hugh Masekela
Keywords
Politics; Political prisoners; Musicians; Music; Interethnic relations; South Africa; UK; Apartheid; Propaganda; Freedom of the press; Black African peoples; Jazz; Political activists; Winnie Mandela; Hugh Masekela; Uptownship; Now or Never

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