We are deeply saddened at the passing away of Mr Ray Phiri. His demise has left a huge void in the entertainment industry. Freedom Park pays tribute to this giant of a man who could connect with all citizens of this country.
We shall not forget his contribution to Freedom Park. Ray Phiri was one of the initial group of artists who were invited during the conceptualisation of Freedom Park. His contribution was recognised by Freedom Park management when he was invited to work with a select few musicians to research and compile struggle music from the 1800s to the current period, hence we have two CDs as an outcome of their hard work.
A legendaryjazz legend, RayPhiri has received many awards in recognition for his contribution in the music industry, one of these is the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver awarded to him by President. This was to honour his sterling contribution to the South African music industry. May the Almighty grant his family, his friends as well as his colleagues in the entertainment industry the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude. He will always be a source of inspiration to all South Africans.