Hugh Masekela – Just Hugh

This day ( April 4, 1939), in Witbank, South Africa, is born Hugh Masekela , a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer.

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Wikipedia : This day ( April 4, 1939), in Witbank, South Africa, is born Hugh Masekela , a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer.

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@ allmusic : Hugh Masekela has an extensive jazz background and credentials, but has enjoyed major success as one of the earliest leaders in the world fusion mode. Masekela’s vibrant trumpet and flügelhorn solos have been featured in pop, R&B, disco, Afro-pop, and jazz contexts

@last.fm : Hugh Masekela was an old collaborator of Abdullah Ibrahim. He is reported to have been initially inspired in his musical growth by Trevor Huddleston, a British priest working in the South African townships who financed Masekela’s first trumpet.

Hugh Masekela @Discogs : In 1961, as part of the anti-apartheid campaign, he was exiled to the United States where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte. He has played primarily in jazz ensembles, with guest appearances on albums by The Byrds and Paul Simon.

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Video : Musicport Festival (2011) . Makoti . Melafestivalen (2010) . Hugh Masekela & Jabu Nkosi Ashiko – Sa Jazz Maestros . Conversations With Felicia . w/ Miriam Makeba – South Africa Freedom Song . Mandela (Bring Him Back Home) (1987) . Coal Train (1986) .

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