2021-03-08
Jonas Gwangwa, South African Musician And Activist, Dies At 83

Jonas Gwangwa, South African Musician And Activist, Dies At 83

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Jonas Gwangwa, South African Musician And Activist, Dies At 83

The trombonist was a major figure in South Africa’s early jazz scene, and an activist after the restrictions imposed by apartheid. In 1988 he was nominated for an Oscar for his theme to Cry Freedom.

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