Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela

 

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Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018)[1] was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He has been described as the "father of South African jazz." Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number 1 US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".

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Highlights10

Johannesburg
Album
Johannesburg is an album by musical artist Hugh Masekela, released on May 26, 2017.
At His Best
Album
At His Best is an album by musical artist Hugh Masekela, released on February 24, 2017.
Grazing in the Grass
 
"Grazing in the Grass" is an instrumental composed by Philemon Hou and first recorded by the South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela.
Monterey Pop
 
Monterey Pop is a 1968 concert film by D.

Photos - Hugh Masekela206

Popular Albums54

Album Appearances & References41

Popular Songs2

Song Appearances & References4

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Books1

Collaborators & Influencers19

Other Music-Related Relationships7

Personal & Professional Relationships4

Awards & Nominations2

Events2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles162

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles22

South African Jazz Musician Hugh Masekela Dies at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
The musician and anti-apartheid activist died after a decade-long fight with cancer. Legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement ...
Father of South African jazz Hugh Masekela dies aged 78
  –  January 23, 2018
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78. In a career spanning more ...
Hugh Masekela dead: 'Father of South African jazz' and apartheid activist dies aged 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Legendary South African jazz trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after suffering from cancer. Masekela, branded the “father of South African jazz”, died in Johannesburg after what his family described as a ...
South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies
  –  January 23, 2018
Hugh Masekela, the “father of South African jazz” who used his music to become a global symbol of the anti-apartheid movement, has died aged 78. Masekela, affectionately known as “Bra Hugh” to South Africans who remember him for his politically ...
Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies in South Africa, aged 78
  –  January 23, 2018
South African jazz legend and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela has died, aged 78. Masekela "passed peacefully" in the country's commercial capital, Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer," his family said in a ...
Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Giant, Dead at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
South African trumpeter and jazz musician Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, who had a Number One hit with his version of "Grazing In the Grass," died Tuesday in Johannesburg after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78. Despite a United Nations boycott, American ...
Anti-apartheid jazz hero Hugh Masekela dies after long battle with prostate cancer
  –  January 23, 2018
The Father of South African jazz Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78. The trumpeter, singer and composer died in Johannesburg surrounded by his family following a "protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer" which started in 2008. Known ...
Hugh Masekela: South Africa's 'Father of Jazz'
  –  January 23, 2018
Jazz legend Hugh Masekela first picked up a trumpet in the 1950s: a time when the colour of his skin meant he was no more than a second-class citizen in his own country, South Africa. Over the following decades, he would become known across the world for ...
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies
  –  January 23, 2018
Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78. In a statement, his family said he had "passed peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and ...
Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid movement, dies at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Hugh Masekela, a South African trumpeter and singer who formed a musical bridge between two continents, mixing American jazz with African folk in records that made him an early avatar of world music and a joyful standard-bearer of his country’s anti ...
Hugh Masekela, 'father of South African jazz' and anti-apartheid fighter, dies at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the "father of South African jazz" who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died at 78. Masekela's hit Soweto Blues was a soundtrack to the anti-apartheid movement Another of his songs called for ...
Who Is Hugh Masekela? South African Jazz Musician Dies Of Cancer
  –  January 23, 2018
South African trumpeter and singer, Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and popularly known as "the father of South African jazz" died on Tuesday. He was 78. The news of his demise was confirmed by his family on his official ...
Hugh Masekela: archive interview, 2009
  –  January 23, 2018
In tribute to Hugh Masekela who died yesterday, here is a chance to read this interview conducted by Ivan Hewett in 2009 when the great South African played at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. They talked about the politics of his homeland, the sadness of ...
Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela
  –  January 23, 2018
South Africans have paid tribute to Hugh Masekela, the legendary jazz musician and activist, who died on Tuesday aged 78. The South African president, Jacob Zuma, said the nation would mourn a man who “kept the torch of freedom alive”. The arts and ...
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend dead at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Jan. 23 (UPI) --Hugh Masekela, a legendary trumpeter who was known as the father of South African jazz, has died at the age of 78. Masekela's family confirmed his death on the musician's official Twitter account Tuesday alongside a statement. "It is with ...
Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Legend, Dies
  –  January 23, 2018
Hugh Masekela’s self-imposed exile from his home country of South Africa was long and painful. But during his three decades away, Mr. Masekela also created a new sound, Afro-jazz, that proved a stealthy weapon in the fight against apartheid back home.
Hugh Masekela, jazz trumpeter and activist, dies at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Hugh Masekela, a South African trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist known as “the father of South African jazz,” died “peacefully” surrounded by his family on Tuesday in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate ...
Hugh Masekela dead: Father of South African jazz dies at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela is dead at age 78, his family announced Tuesday. Masekela, also known as "the father of South African jazz," died "peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer," according ...
Legendary South African Trumpeter Hugh Masekela Dies
  –  January 23, 2018
Hugh Masekela, the trumpeter, composer and anti-apartheid activist known as the "father of South African jazz" has died at the age of 78 in Johannesburg. A statement by released by his family Tuesday said Masekela, affectionately called "Bra Hugh," passed ...
Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies at 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer, the South African government announced on its Twitter page.
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend, dies at age 78
  –  January 23, 2018
Johannesburg (CNN)Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, the South African government announced on its official Twitter page. He was 78. Known as the father of South African jazz, the trumpet master ...
Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78 from prostate cancer
  –  January 23, 2018
Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela died Tuesday in Johannesburg, according to a statement issued by his family. He was 78. "After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by ...

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