Hugh Masekela

Musician (South Africa)


“If you can stay in the US and become a big name, you can do more for your country,” was the advice given by Harry Belafonte to Hugh Masekela in the mid 1960s.
Masekela became world famous and one of the leading artists against apartheid. Here, Maekela amongst others tells how the South African government tried to get him back to South Africa as “an honorary white”.
“Censorship spawned endless compositions. The more they banned the music, the more people wrote,” says Masekela in this interview.
The interview was conducted by Mr. Ole Reitov in South Africa 1998

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