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
SpouseElinam Cofie (m 1999 - 2018) , Jabu Mbatha (m 1981 - 1997)
ChildrenSelema Masekela
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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 28min
1975

Albums

Uptownship
Uptownship
1988
Herb Alpert/Hugh Masekela
Herb Alpert/Hugh Masekela
1978
Home Is Where the Music Is
Home Is Where the Music Is
1972
Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness
Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness
2001
Stimela
Stimela
1994
Beatin' Aroun de Bush
Beatin' Aroun de Bush
1992
Waiting for the Rain
Waiting for the Rain
1985
Main Event
Main Event
1978
Melody Maker
Melody Maker
1977
Colonial Man
Colonial Man
1976
Boy's Doin' It
Boy's Doin' It
1975
I Am Not Afraid
I Am Not Afraid
1974
Promise of a Future
Promise of a Future
1968
Hugh Masekela's Latest
Hugh Masekela's Latest
1967
Grrr
Grrr
1966
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

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