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The flip side of Bra Hugh part1

By admin
15 September 2013

At his 72 years of age, one would never believe that music legend Hugh Masekela keeps fit by doing tai chi (Chinese exercise).

What was your favourite childhood game?

I played a lot of soccer, swam, ran around in the streets ... but I lived for music, and spent a lot of time with my gramophone from the age of six.

What don’t you miss about being a young boy growing up in ekasi?

I’m a 72-year-old man and I have lived my life to the full. I don’t miss being a child because I’m happy to wake up in the morning every day.

If you were not a musician you would have been…

I can’t imagine myself being anything other than a musician – all these other crafts are alien to me, but I have always been an avid reader because my parents insisted on it. I guess my second career option would be an author because I’ve always loved reading.

More on Bra Hugh to follow tomorrow.