Bheki Mseleku is still rather an unknown musical legend. Respected as one of the most influential jazz legends of South Africa, he is barely known outside of jazz circles and died in England in 2008. As a tribute to the artist, pianist Afrika Mkhize conducted a big band tribute to him at the 2016 National Arts Festival, accompanied by some of the best young jazz artists in South Africa.
Report by Sebastian Burger & Ethan Van Diemen
School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University