Masekela, Keita leave a mark in Gaborone

Salif Keita PIC THALEFANG CHARLES
Salif Keita PIC THALEFANG CHARLES

Gaborone’s premier music destination, Botswanacraft Marketing, has in the last two weeks hosted two of Africa’s most industrious musicians, South African Hugh Masekela and Malian jazz maestro Salif Keita.

The two performed in separate shows last month, with each leaving their own mark on the stage. However, these were not just music festivals but also encompassed historical moments, which will be forever cherished. The two shows also reminded people of the olden days and how discrimination often served to drive people closer to each other.

Masekela made Gaborone his second home in the late 60s and early 70s after fleeing from his native home country, South Africa, which was embroiled in the apartheid struggle. Masekela was among those musicians who took the lead in mobilising international support against the oppressive regime.

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