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Hugh Masekela
  • Name: Hugh Masekela
  • Born: 04/04/1939
  • Died: 01/23/2018 (78 years old)
  • Occupation: Multi-instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Bandleader, Political activist

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who has been described as “the father of South African jazz”. Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home”. He also had a number-one US pop hit in 1968 with his version of “Grazing in the Grass”.

Birth Name: Hugh Ramapolo Masekela

Alias: Hugh Ramapolo Masekela

Genre: Jazz, Mbaqanga, Afropop

Birth Place: eMalahleni, South Africa

Death Place: Johannesburg, South Africa

Source: Wikipedia

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