PBS NewsHour

Remembering South African musician Hugh Masekela

Clip: 01/24/2018 | 3m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

Over the course of his six-decade career, Hugh Masekela’s jazz and anti-apartheid activism made him a beloved international figure. In exile, he used his music as a form of activism to call for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and freedom in South Africa. Masekela died Tuesday in Johannesburg at 78 years old.

Aired: 01/24/18

Rating: NR

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