Masekela, Renowned South African Musician, Celebrates 75th Birthday

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South African musician Hugh Masekela has celebrated his 75th birthday with a special performance in New York City. He started playing the trumpet when he was 14. But it was in New York that his career really took off in the 1960s.

Back then, South Africa’s apartheid laws prevented people from gathering, making musical performances all but impossible. CCTV’s Nick Harper reports from New York.

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Masekela, Renowned South African Musician, Celebrates 75th Birthday

Masekela, Renowned South African Musician, Celebrates 75th Birthday

South African musician Hugh Masekela has celebrated his 75th birthday with a special performance in New York City. He started playing the trumpet when he was 14. But it was in New York that his career really took off in the 1960s. Back then, new apartheid laws prevented people from gathering, making musical performances all but impossible. CCTV's Nick Harper met up with the Masekela in New York.
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