Makeba, who would have turned 90 on 4 March 2022, was a hugely influential artist and an icon of African liberation and identity.
The revered trombonist, composer and cultural activist never wished to be ‘the state composer’ but remained political until the end, in service of the people.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in ‘singing down apartheid.’
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.