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Friday, January 26, 2018


(Hugh Masekela)

The Carte Blanche television programme on January 28 will offer an extended 90-minute broadcast which includes a tribute to the late great Hugh Masekela.

Hugh Masekela: A Giant Has Fallen is produced by Julian Sun, presented by Bongani Bingwa and researched by Siniketiwe Hlanze

An international icon, trumpeter, composer and musician, “the father of South African jazz”, died earlier this week at the age of 78, after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. Hugh Masekela was a legend in jazz circles and during apartheid, used his music as a protest tool against the government in a bid to advocate for political change in South Africa.  Carte Blanche pays tribute to a South African music giant.

The programme can be seen on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], on Sunday January 28 2018 at 19h00 and again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20h00