The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival is a reflection of Hugh Masekela’s eclectic musical appetite and output, through the lens of South Africa’s own abundant and diverse musical offerings. Produced by Semopa Entertainment for 5 yrs. This multifaceted festival has had the pleasure of hosting the talents of the late Oliver Mtukudzi, Beatenberg, Thandiswa Mazwai, Laurie Levine & Josie Field, Zoe Modiga, The Soul Brothers, Jeremy Loops, Tsepo Tshola, Desmond & the Tutus, Madala Kunene, MiCasa, Amaryoni, Sun Xa Experiment, Phuzekhemisi, and BCUC amongst others. The festival is a family day event with a kiddies area, arts and crafts market as well as a good selection of African food.
As a passion project of the world-renowned trumpeter and heritage activist, the festival is envisioned as a platform to grow and promote heritage and culture to and through a cross-generational, cross- cultural audience with a stage that represents ALL the diversity of South Africa, the continent, indeed, the globe; with a family ambiance full of heritage and culture.