This morning, I found out that Hugh Masekela, one of my art heroes is coming to Detroit next week for a performance. I actually screamed in my head a little.

His music, sociopolitical voice, & background are so inspiring.

“We Are One” by ¬†South African DJ, Black Coffee featuring Hugh Masekela is one of my favorite soul-house songs.

When Hugh says “Wake up Africa, the time is now. Wake up Africa, the time is now,” I hear it as a rally cry for Blacks across the Diaspora to unite and fight for the changes we want to see in our people, communities, and selves.

Art Credit: Brett Rubin