Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela

South African jazz trumpeter
With a background in South Africa's township music, he became a leading jazz/world fusion trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist.
BornApril 4, 1939
HometownWitbank, South Africa
Net worth$1.5 million
SpouseElinam Cofie (m 1999 - 2018) , Jabu Mbatha (m 1981 - 1997)
ChildrenSelema Masekela
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Videos

S.African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies, aged 78

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

I Am Thalente
I Am Thalente
1h 28min
2015
Soul Power
Soul Power
PG-13
1h 32min
1975

Albums

We Are One
We Are One
2020
Rejoice
Rejoice
2020
Tapera
Tapera
2019
Masekela '66-'76
Masekela '66-'76
2018
Live at the Record Plant, 24th February 1974
Live at the Record Plant, 24th February 1974
2018
No Borders
No Borders
2016
Playing @ Work
Playing @ Work
2012
Jabulani
Jabulani
2012
Phola
Phola
2008
Live at the Market Theatre
Live at the Market Theatre
2007
20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
2006
Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased)
Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased)
2006
Almost Like Being in Jazz
Almost Like Being in Jazz
2005
Revival
Revival
2005
Still Grazing
Still Grazing
2004
Collection
Collection
2003
BBC Live in Concert
BBC Live in Concert
2002
Live at the BBC
Live at the BBC
2002
Grazing in the Grass: The Best of Hugh Masekela
Grazing in the Grass: The Best of Hugh Masekela
2001
Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness
Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness
2001
Sixty
Sixty
2000
Best of Hugh Masekela on Novus
Best of Hugh Masekela on Novus
1999
Note of Life
Note of Life
1999

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