anti-apartheid movement

anti-apartheid movement

Art and Activism: reflections on the anti-apartheid struggle and 2 decades of S. African democracy

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Speaker: Hugh Masekela Chair: Professor Thandika Mkandawire Recorded on 23 October 2014 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. Hugh Masekela has long spoken out about South Africa’s struggle for civil rights. His talk will be about arts & activism, reflecting on the role that he and other artists, particularly those in exile, played in the anti-apartheid movement. Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice. With a career that spans over 5 decades, Masekela remains a driving cultural force at home and abroad, as well as an advocate for justice and equality globally. Thandika Mkandawire is the inaugural holder of LSE's chair in African Development. He is based in LSE’s Department of International Development. The Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, Europe, a partnership between LSE and the Steve Biko Foundation, is a platform for African thought leaders, policy makers and activists and to reflect on the past, present and future of Africa. The LSE African Initiative (@AfricaAtLSE) is a long-term programme designed both to reinvigorate African research at LSE and to put Africa at the centre of the social sciences and in the global public spotlight.