Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela
1939 - 2018

Hugh Masekela  South African Trumpeter

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Hugh Masekela was previously married to Elinam Cofie and Miriam Makeba.

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South African Trumpeter Hugh Masekela was born Hugh Ramapolo Masekela on 4th April, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa and passed away on 23rd Jan 2018 aged 78. He is most remembered for co-wrote (with Mbongemi Ngema) musical play Sarafina!. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Hugh Masekela is a member of the following lists: Mercury Records artists, 1939 births and MGM Records artists.

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TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Married2 21 years, 7 months 11 years, 9 months 2 years
Total2 21 years, 7 months 11 years, 9 months 2 years

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First Name Hugh
Last Name Masekela
Full Name at Birth Hugh Ramapolo Masekela
Age 78 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th April, 1939
Birthplace Wilbank, South Africa
Died 23rd January, 2018
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Ethnicity Black
Nationality South African
University Guildhall School of Music, London, England, Manhattan School of Music, NY
Occupation Text Musician, singer, composer, bandleader
Occupation Trumpeter
Claim to Fame co-wrote (with Mbongemi Ngema) musical play Sarafina!
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Afrobeat, mbaqanga
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1956–present, 1956–2018
Music Style World Fusion
Music Mood Summery
Instrument Trumpet
Instrument (text) Trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone cornet, vocals, trombone, cornet
Record Label Mercury, MGM, UNI, Chisa, Blue Thumb, Casablanca Records, Heads Up, Verve, Polygram, Casablanca
Associated Acts Miriam Makeba (wife, 1964–1966), Selema Masekela (son), Miriam Makeba, Paul Simon, Selema Masekela, Barbara Masekela, Earl Sweatshirt

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".

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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Hugh Masekela78 AriesTrumpeter
South African
Elinam Cofie-
Miriam Makeba76 PiscesVocalist
South African

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