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How Masekela’s Journeys in Exile Shaped His Music and Politics

Hugh Masekela's itinerary-in-exile was loud and clear in his songs. The post How Masekela’s Journeys in Exile Shaped His Music and Politics appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Chris tributes to legendary South African Trumpeter Hugh Masekela

He's best known in the country of his birth for his decades-long opposition to apartheid. The Guardian calls Masekela one of the world's finest and most...

The Protest Music Of Hugh Masekela

In the decades-long struggle against apartheid in South Africa, Hugh Masekela was one of several musicians whose music came to represent the sound of resistance to racist oppression by the government. On January 23, Masekela, 78, died from prostate cancer. Show More Summary

Remembering Hugh Masekela

The series of black-and-white photos was entitled “Hugh Masekela With the Trumpet From Satchmo,” as captured by South African photographer Jürgen Schadeberg in 1954. It documented what would become a profound moment in music. A South African minister who was deported due to his anti-apartheid views, Reverend Trevor Huddleston encountered ... More »

African press review 24 January 2018

Obasanjo warns Buhari not to seek re-election after failed Presidency. South Africa mourns jazz icon Hugh Masekela and Kenyan MPs win crucial battle over their fat salaries.

C&L's Music Club Remembers Hugh Masekela

Born in South African in 1939, Hugh Masekela first got turned on to the trumpet after seeing the 1950 biopic about Bix Beiderbecke called Young Man with a Horn. In 1960, at the age of 21, he started feeling the heat from South African...Show More Summary

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies, aged 78

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism. "After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg," Masekela's family said in a statement. Show More Summary

Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Master And International Chart-Topper, Dies At 78

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

He recorded more than 40 solo albums and performed with musicians ranging from Harry Belafonte to Paul Simon. Masekela died after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer.

‘Grazing in the Grass’ Trumpeter Hugh Masekela Dead at 78 — He Was Lauded Both for His Music and for His Opposition to Apartheid

Hugh Masekela, the South African trumpeter and unlikely pop star who received a shout-out from Eric Burdon & the Animals in their 1967 rock opus “Monterey,” has died. The legendary musician, who became recognized as the Father of South African...

South African music legend Hugh Masekela dies

4 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The veteran trumpeter and groundbreaking artist was 78. The star was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008.        

R.I.P. South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela, Deceased At Age 78

Image via Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty The Legendary Hugh Masekela Dead At Age 78 The music community lost a master craftsman today as South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela succumbed to prostate cancer after many years of fighting. According to NPR

Remembering Hugh Masekela, jazz legend and activist

The ONE Campaign has learned of the sad news that legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has died at 78. In addition to his career as “the father of South African jazz,” Hugh was a passionate activist and a prominent figure in the fight to end apartheid in South Africa. Show More Summary

South African Jazz Musician Hugh Masekela Dies At 78

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday. Often called the "Father of South African jazz," Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a "protracted and…

Hugh Masekela, Legendary South African Jazz Musician, Dead at 78

The trumpeter and activist, considered the father of South African jazz, has passed away

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4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Five oil rig workers are missing after an Oklahoma blast; Vice President Mike Pence says without changes, the U.S. will leave the Iran nuclear deal; and jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies.

Hugh Masekela, RIP

Legendary South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has sadly passed away this morning. He was 78. Continue reading…

Hugh Masekela, 'Father Of South African Jazz' And Anti-Apartheid Champion, Dead At 78

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"[He] came to the forefront of his country's music scene in the 1950s, when he became a pioneer of South African jazz as a member of the Jazz Epistles, a bebop sextet that included the pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and other future stars. After a move to the United States in 1960, he won international acclaim […]

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies in South Africa, aged 78

Hugh Masekela, widely known as the 'Father of South African jazz' passed away after battle with prostate cancer.

Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid movement, dies at 78

Mr. Masekela, who fused African folk with American jazz, achieved a No. 1 hit in 1968 with “Grazing in the Grass.”

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