Hugh Masekela

Bio

Jazz giant Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 - 23 January 2018) was a well known flugelhornist, trumpeter, composer, singer and a defiant political voice.

He was a product of South Africa’s golden age of jazz and was a member of the legendary group, The Jazz Epistles, with Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonas Gwangwa, as well as the touring musical 'King Kong' in the late 1950s. Exiled to the US in the 1960, he helped bring Africa’s voice to the west. In the early 60s he studied in London and New York, soon releasing albums such as 'Trumpet Africaine' (1963) and 'Grrr' (1966). He was married briefly to Miriam Makeba and had hits in the US with the pop jazz tunes 'Up, Up and Away' (1967) and the number one smash 'Grazing in the Grass' (1968), which sold four million copies.

In the 70s he travelled the world, working in a variety of genres, including Afrobeat and funk. In the mid-80s he returned to southern Africa, basing himself across the border in Botswana and working with South African musicians on albums like 'Techno-Bush' (1984), which earned him another top 10 hit in the US with ‘Don’t Go Lose It Baby’, followed by Waiting For The Rain (1985). Other albums during that period, such as 'Home' (1982) and 'Tomorrow' (1987), also drew on top exiled musicians. He returned to South Africa in the early 90s and continues to record and perform regularly. In 2004 he published his autobiography, Still Grazing. His 2010 album 'Jabulani' won a Grammy Award for Best World Music in 2013.

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Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony)
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Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be the Same)
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Agbada Bougou
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We've Landed (Cool Cats Mix)
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Ashiko (Remastered)
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I'll Be There For You
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African Summer
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El Lobo
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Happy Hanna
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Ring Bell
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Moonza
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Mra
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Grazing In The Grass
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Make Me A Potion
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We've Landed (Matthew Herbert's Absence Dub Remix)
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We Are One (Black Coffee Original Dub)
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We Are One (Radio Edit)
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Slow Bones
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Coconut Jam
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Robbers, Thugs and Muggers (O'Galajani)
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We've Landed
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Tapera
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Ingoma
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N'Kosi Sikelel iAfrica (Live: Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe 14 Feb '87)
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Grazing in the Grass
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Khauleza (Live)
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District Six (Live)
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Thuma Mina (Live)
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Mandela (Live)
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Grazing In The Grass (Live)
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Lady (Live)
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Stimela (Live)
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Ha Le Se (Live)
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The Boy's Doin' It (Live)
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Ibala Lam (Live)
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Ibala Lam
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Old People, Old Folks
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Change
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Part Of A Whole
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Saduva
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Thimlela
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Magic
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Mamoshaba
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Ce Soir
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Conchita
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Happy Mama
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Send Me
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Africa Hold Hands
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Market Place
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Nomali
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Sossie
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Heaven In You
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11 - Rekpete
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10 - Mandela
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09 - band intros
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08 - Grazing In The Grass
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07 - Lady
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06 - Stimela
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05 - Ha Lese Le Di Khanna
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04 - Baby Blue
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03 - Sista Fanya
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02 - Chileshe
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01 - Languta
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Ziph' Nkomo
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Thanayi
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Khauleza
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Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna
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Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)
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Grazing In The Grass
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Languta
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Stimela (Coal Train) (Black Coffee Remix)
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Mgewundini (Album Version)
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Bo-Masekela (Album Version)
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Lizzy (Album Version)
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Tamati So So (Album Version)
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Fela (Album Version)
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Mamoriri (Album Version)
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Mbombela (Album Version)
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Stimela (The Coal Train)
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Ntyilo Ntyilo (The Love Bird)
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Marketplace
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Lady
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Grazin' in the Grass
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Mandela (Bring Him Back Home!)
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Uptownship
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Abangoma (The Healers)
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Enganjyani (feat. Hugh Masekela)
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Mamani (Album Version)
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Im Ghetto von Soweto (Auntie's House) (Album Version)
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Chileshe
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Song of Love
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Mama
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Stimela (Coal Train) (Album Version)
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Been Such A Long Time Gone (Album Version)
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Up Up And Away
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Mama
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Colonial Man
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The Boy's Doin' It
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Sipho (Instrumental)
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Emavungweni (Instrumental)
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Sechaba
02:55
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Sarafina!
02:40
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Ingoo Pow-Pow (Children's Song)
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The Big Apple
07:53
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Don't Go Lose It Baby
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Stimela (Coal Train)
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