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South African trumpeter

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela is ...

Born 4 Apr 1939 in Witbank
Died 23 Jan 2018 in Johannesburg
Age78 years, 9 months
Causeprostate cancer
Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
Famed jazz horn playerHugh Masekela performing in 2009.

About Hugh Ramopolo Masekela

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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