The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival to take place online this December with an array of talent that would make him proud

In the midst of the Covid-19 storm, a musical and cultural oasis of relief, the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival 2020 Online, brings Bra Hugh’s eclectic and broad vision of South African, and African, culture, music and heritage. Presented by Assupol, and produced by Semopa Entertainment, this year’s festival will be a free access online affair available on on Sunday the 13th of December at 8pm.

Established in 2015, reflecting Bra Hugh’s lasting commitment to preserve and promote African heritage, tradition and identity, the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation, with Assupol, is proud to be part of the sixth instalment of the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival.

Hosted by poet and cultural activist Natalia Molebatsi, the festival is a platform to grow and promote heritage and culture, and our ever-evolving diversity, to, and through, a cross-generational, cross-cultural audience.  

Their second festival since Bra Hugh’s passing in 2018, it will feature a stellar set of musicians, poets and dancers including vocalist Gloria Bosman and Congolese star Tresor, 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipient trumpet player Mandla Mlangeni and rising star of the SA jazz scene, vocalist Zoe Modiga, recently featured on the cover of the international Songlines magazine. Writer and praise poet Matalane Mokgatla represent our gifted tongues of spoken word, with Gregory Maqoma’s Vuyani Dance Theatre and the Tsonga-rooted Bungeni Xikhulu Dance Group sharing the rhythms of their movements in dance.

Date:  Sunday 13th December 2020

Time: 8pm

Where: Online –