How Hugh Masekela made South African music global

Bra Hugh spent his entire life making South African music matter. Here are all his key highlights This story originally appeared on MTV Base You may know Hugh Masekela for his iconic trumpeteering and vocal work but the truth is he was infinitely more talented than just that. Bandleader, composer, singer and flugelhornist are all…

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The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival

Assupol is proud to announce the return of The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival to the soils of Soweto for the second year running. This not-to-be-missed festival is presented by Assupol and Kaya FM The musical offering is hand-picked by bra Hugh himself to celebrate South Africa’s rich cultural heritage. He is passionate about the power…

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Hugh Masekela @ 75 Inaugural Annual Lecture

The wRite Associates and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) are proud to announce the inaugural Hugh Masekela Annual Lecture & Concert Oliver Mtukudzi delivers the Hugh Masekela @ 75 Inaugural Annual Lecture “My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are.” – Hugh Ramapolo Masekela To mark…

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Naima McLean Takes Over Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Naima McLean is set to perform at this year’s Commonwealth Games The First Lady of Urban Soul, Naima McLean who recently released the video to her second single “Ride” (Remix) featuring Reason, which has been played on high rotation on South African radio stations, will be performing in Glasgow at the Ekhaya Village during the…

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#TBT: Hugh Masekela – “Stimela”

Hugh Masekela (born April 4, 1939) is a South African trumpeter, trombonist, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer and legend. His career spans almost 60 years and he has performed with everyone from U2, The Rolling Stones, Miriam Makeba and Herby Hancock. “Stimela” was on the album titled Hope, released in 1994, around the time when…

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