Video: Hugh Masekela 'We Used To Be Africans'

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“When I look at my grandchildren I figure that when they ask them 20 years from now who they are, they probably gonna say ‘they say we used to be Africans long ago’” says legendary South African horn player and composer, Hugh Masekela. In this TED talk (video above) given in England this year, the 73-year-old trumpeter shares a few words on a topic close to his heart strings; cultural heritage. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only about where you’re at it’s about where you’re from because “If you don’t know where you’re coming from” Masekela says in his trademark baritone voice, “you’re not going anywhere”.



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The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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