Hugh Masekela, was a prominent feature at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival before his passing. Picture: Jason Boud/African News Agency/ANA.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) on Thursday announced that a tribute to Africa’s greatest jazz icon the late Hugh Masekela will be added to the line-up.

Masekela passed away earlier on 23 January surrounded by his family at his home in Johannesburg following a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.

Celebrating his long history with the CTIJF, from performing at the very first festival in 2000, to his many on-stage appearances over the years, this emotional tribute, is endorsed by the Masekela family. 

Jazz on the Rocks, which is currently underway in Tieties Bay, Cape Town, also pays homage to Masekela in their weekend line-up.

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The festival will take place on 23 and 24 March 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Ticket are available Computicket, prices from R750 to R1290.