News South Africa » Music: South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78
In the 1960s he went into exile in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he collaborated with American jazz legend Harry Belafonte and used his music to spread awareness about the oppressive system of white-minority rule in South Africa.
News South Africa » Music: Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela
Masekela had many fans overseas. “Hugh Masekela was a titan of jazz and of the anti-apartheid struggle. His courage, words and music inspired me … and strengthened the resolve of those fighting for justice in South Africa,” said Jeremy Corbyn on Twitter.
News South Africa » Music: Father Of South African Jazz Hugh Masekela Has Died
Hugh Masekela, who has been respectfully acknowledged as the “father of South African Jazz,” has died. The family announced the trumpeter’s passing after a long battle with prostate cancer. Masekela’s foray into music began when he was a teenager ...
News South Africa » Music: S.African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies, aged 78
It hailed his "activist contribution" to music, which it said "was contained in the minds and memory of millions." South African President Jacob Zuma praised Masekela as a "jazz artist, legendary trumpeter, cultural activist and liberation struggle veteran."
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News South Africa » Music: Hugh Masakela, Legendary South African Trumpeteer, Dies at 78: Known for “Grazing in the Grass”
Hugh Masakela has died at 78. Famous for a world of music, the South African trumpeteer was best known in the world for “Grazing in the Grass”– which was a hit TWICE– once as his instrumental and once as a pop hit. They are each played constantly ...
News South Africa » Music: South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies
Masekela was married to another great ambassador of South African music, Miriam Makeba, often called "Mama Africa." The couple was married from 1964 until 1966. Hugh Masekela remarried in 1999 and is the father of American television host Selema "Sal ...
News South Africa » Music: South African Music Legend Hugh Masekela Dies
South African music legend Hugh Masekela has died, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has confirmed. The veteran trumpeter and ground breaking artist was 78. The star was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. Bra Hugh - as he was affectionately ...
News South Africa » Music: Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies aged 78
Masekela is considered the father of South African jazz, and he used music to amplify his dissent against apartheid, with songs such as Soweto Blues, which mourned the tragedies of the 1976 Soweto Riots, and Bring Him Back Home, which became a campaign ...
News South Africa » Music: Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend, dies at age 78
In 1960, at the age of 21, Masekela left South Africa to begin what would be 30 years in exile from the land of his birth. On arrival in New York he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music. He immersed himself in the New York jazz scene, watching jazz ...