Plans are underway to set up the East African Chapter of the Hugh Masekela Heritage in Kenya, to carry forth the ideals of the fallen South African jazz musician who first held a concert in Kenya 20 years ago.
Entrepreneur David Muriithi first saw Hugh Masekela perform in London. Little did he know that several years later he would bring him to his motherland, that time as Bra Hugh’s promoter.
“He always talked about the inferiority complex of Africans.” He describes his talent as unmatchable.
“Hugh had a sense of immortality around him. Nothing was too big for him.”
His legacy will now live on in other African region, through the East African Chapter of the Hugh Masekela Heritage.
Muriithi says, “At the base of it all is about really using heritage and promoting African heritage.”
On Tuesday, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta condoled with the family of Bra Hugh, terming him a friend.
Kenyatta said Masekela’s music was the music of a free Africa.
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