‘The Last Post’ Re-imagined: Tribute to the late great Hugh Masekela

On the 23rd of January, 2018, news of Jazz legend, Hugh Masekela’s passing broke. Our client, Universal Music, asked us to commemorate the life of a legend in a respectful, authentic way.
Bra Hugh was known for using his music to find positivity in the bleak days of apartheid. So, we wanted to do the same to celebrate his passing.
We asked an artist who had played and toured with Bra Hugh to take the traditional Last Post bugle call, played at funerals throughout the world, and transition into a positive jazz melody in Hugh’s style. All on his signature instrument: the flugelhorn.
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