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() Prominent names from the South African music industry came together to pay a musical tribute to Hugh Masekela.
The jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist died on Tuesday after a decade-long fight with cancer.
But childhood in South Africa exposed Masekela not only to the country's vibrant music and culture, but also to the government's institutional racism.
By the time Masekela was an adult he was an anti-apartheid activist, as well as a composer, musician, and bandleader.
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Hugh Masekela focused on his career as a performer throughout the 1960s and 70s, touring music festivals around the world and recording several successful hits in the US such as "Up, Up and Away" (1967) and "Grazing in the Grass" (1968).
Masekela has been hailed not only as outstanding musician but also as one of the greatest activists against apartheid, leading to the peaceful transition to democracy in South Africa in 1994.
Reactions in music and politics Masekela's death prompted an outpouring of tributes to his music and anti-apartheid activism.
Hugh Masekela, the popular South African jazz artist who was an honoree at the most recent Freedom Awards ceremony of the National Civil Rights Museum, died Tuesday of cancer, the South African government announced via Twitter.
Masekela, 78, was known for his Grammy-winning breakout crossover instrumental hit, "Grazing in the Grass," which was propelled by Masekela's infectious trumpet to the top spot on the Billboard pop charts in 1968.Hugh Masekela remarried in 1999 and is the father of American television host Selema "Sal" Masekela.