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South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela Gets Own Google Doodle

The famed trumpet player and anti-apartheid champion would have been 80 on April 4

Hugh Masekela, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, South Africa 9-15

Google is paying tribute to jazz great Hugh Masekela today, April 4, on what would have been the anti-apartheid champion’s 80th birthday.

The South African trumpeter, who has been described as “the father of South African jazz,” has been honored with a Google Doodle, seen on the search engine’s homepage.

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