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This is artist Barend de

Wet and me (right) in 1982, at­tend­ing the ANC’S Cul­ture and Re­sis­tance Con­fer­ence held in Gaborone. I was so ex­cited to hear Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa and Ab­dul­lah Ibrahim play­ing live. I re­mem­ber Jonas per­form­ing a pow­er­ful, sonorous in­stru­men­tal ver­sion of Nkosi Sikelel’ iafrika on slide trom­bone. Barend was killed in a car ac­ci­dent last year. I re­ally miss him.

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