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Hugh Masekela

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Hugh Masekela's Biography

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (born April 4, 1939) is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. He is the father of American television host Sal Masekela.

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  • Paul Simon celebrates Masekela's 75th birthday

      News Source: Arizona Republic | 15 days ago
    Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte - in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile from his homeland. Introducing Simon near the end of Friday night's concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Masekela noted that millions of
  • ‘The greatest pianist in East Africa'

      News Source: Daily Nation | 19 days ago
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 The greatest pianist in East Africa' Harun Kimathi Rimbui aka Aaron Rimbui. In Summary Many know him from his involvement in the Tusker project Fame, but his prowess in playing the piano surpasses this competition. In his
  • EVENT: All Hail Jazz!

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 21 days ago
    2014-03-31 I'll remember April, and I'll smile, sang Frank Sinatra, who would have made a great pitchman for New Jersey's role in Jazz Appreciation Month. April brings good reason to smile in the State's jazz circles, but the proud epicenter is

Hugh Masekela Blogs

  • No, we have not forgotten that it was Bra Hugh Masekela's ...

      Blog Source: | 13 days ago
    It's Bra Hugh's birthday today. Well into his seventies, Hughie as his friend Dizzy Gillepsie used to call him, demonstrates no interest in laying off from touring. To celebrate, we'll bump a bit of “I Am Not Afraid”; or maybe tap into
  • Hugh Masekela's 75th Birthday : 89.7 Eastside FM

      Blog Source: | 13 days ago
    Dial Afrika this week has a very special tribute going out to legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, for his 75th birthday. B&W of 1970s young black man in sunglasses, holding trumpet on his knee. Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was ...
  • Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday with a little help ...

      Blog Source: | 13 days ago
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends — Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte — in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile ...

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