Hugh Masekela was more than a legend- Big Ben

January 24, 2018, 5:37pm

One of Namibia’s pioneering voices of Jazz, Big Ben has said the now departed legendary jazz sensation, Hugh Masekela was more than a legend and his signature sound will live on forever.

Masekela, one of South Africa’s epic saxophonist succumbed to cancer this week with his death casting a dark veil of grief right across the musical world.

Speaking to Vibe this week, Big Ben said, “I know many people would like to say that world music has lost something but I think it’s not always true because in this case, Hugh Masekela has contributed so much to the music that his contribution is not going to end with him."

Big Ben said, despite the silenced voice of the raconteur, years from now his sound will make its way into learning institutions and inspire generations to come.