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Hugh Masekela

Primary Instrument: Flugelhorn

Born: May 4, 1939    

Hugh Masekela

Ever since the day in 1954 when Archbishop Trevor Huddleston gave him his trumpet, Masekela has played music that closely reflects his beginnings as a little boy in Witbank. The street songs, church songs, migrant labour work songs, political protest songs and the sounds of the wide cross-section of ethnic culture South Africa possesses from Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Khoi-sa, Griqua, Sotho and Tswana peoples of the South, South East, Central and Western Regions to the Ndebele, Tsonga, Venda and Pedi provinces of the North and North West. The urban sounds of the townships, the influences of the Manhattan Brothers, Dorothy Masuka, the Dark City Sisters, the Mahotella Queens and Mahlathini, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba, Spokes Mashiyane, Lemmy Mabaso, Elijah Nkwanyana, Kippie Moeketsi, Mackay Davashe, all these form an intrinsic part of his musical roots, intertwined with vivid portraits of the struggles and the sorrows, the joys and passions of his country....
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  • Jabulani

    Razor & Tie Entertainment
    2012
  • Friends

    Justin Time
    2012
  • Jabulani

    Justin Time
    2011
  • Hugh! The Best Of Hugh Masekela Presented By Till Brönner

    Justin Time
    2010
  • Phola

    Times Square Records
    2009
  • Hope

    Justin Time
    2008
  • Phola

    Justin Time
    2008
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Feb28 Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela: 20 Years of Freedom
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