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South Africa jazz trombonist and writer Jonas Gwangwa , whose music controlled the counter - politically-sanctioned racial segregation battle, passed on Saturday aged 83 , the presidency said .

President Cyril Ramaphosa led the tributes for the legendary musician who was designated for an Oscar for the signature melody of the 1987 film " Cry Freedom" . 

" A monster of our progressive social development and our majority rule imaginative enterprises has been called to rest, " Ramaphosa said . 

" The trombone that blast with intensity and boldness , and similarly made us feel good inside with a smooth song has lost its life power" the president added . 

He died on the third commemoration of the demise of the " father of South African jazz " Hugh Masekela and the second commemoration of the passing of Zimbabwean melodic legend Oliver Mtukudzi . January 23 had become "the day the music kicked the bucket , " the South African and other news sources said . 

Gwangwa was brought into the world in October 1937 in Soweto and proceeded to have a vocation traversing 40 years. 

" He enchanted crowds in Sophiatown until it got illicit for individuals of color to gather and South African performers were imprisoned simply for rehearsing their specialty , " the administration ' s articulation said . 

He was granted the Order of Ikhamanga, South Africa ' s most noteworthy public honor introduced for accomplishments in craftsmanship and culture , in 2010 . 

The honor perceived his work as author , arranger and melodic overseer of the Amandla Cultural Ensemble , a social gathering shaped by activists from the African National Congress during the 1970s.

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