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The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - Hugh Masekela
Playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa's turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to train to be an anti-apartheid guerrilla. But he soon stopped training to lead the fight through theater, staging powerful works that exposed the horrors of racist rule to the world.
Herbie Hancock and scores of other big names in sound, rhythm and improvisation gathered in Paris on Friday to celebrate a new annual event: International Jazz Day.
Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.
Queen Elizabeth II, her husband and other senior royals have attended a lively ceremony in London marking Commonwealth Day.
The 60-year-old beloved South African musician shows up five days a week to sit behind a scarred desk in a bare-bones classroom, studying for the high school diploma he missed when he dropped out to pursue a career in rock, funk, soul and jazz.
A South African photographer is being honored for helping expose apartheid's brutality to the world with a picture that ended his career.