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Hugh Masekela To Be Honoured At This Year's Lagos International Jazz Festival

Ayoola Sadare, organizer of the annual Lagos International Jazz Festival, informed the public that late Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz icon, will be remembered as this year's festival will be dedicated to him.

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He stated;

“It is with great pleasure that on our 10 anniversary of LIJF, we will be honouring the memory of the late legendary, cultural statesman and father of South African jazz, Hugh Masekela.

.  Bra Hugh was an inspiration to the jazz community locally and globally. Though, he never performed on the LIJF stage, we believe we owe him a duty to be celebrated for his long and positively impactful life through his music. Hugh Masekela’s spirit lives on through his music which will be with us for a long time.

The event will take place at the Arts and Culture Hotspot, Freedom Park, in Lagos State. It will be held on the International Jazz Day, which is Monday April 30.