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Hugh Masekela, Musician and Political Activist

Zeinab Badawi talks to the South African jazz musician and political activist Hugh Masekela who laments the loss of authentic African culture in his country.

Zeinab Badawi talks to the South African jazz musician and political activist Hugh Masekela. His life and music have reflected the struggles of the anti-apartheid era and the subsequent years of black majority rule. So why does he now describe South Africa as fast turning into a rubbish dump and becoming removed from its authentic African culture?

(Photo: Hugh Masekela. Credit: C Brandon/Redferns/Getty)

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