Legendary South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela is Dead

by on January 23, 2018

The Legendary South African trumpeter, composer and singer “Hugh Masekela” has reportedly died at the age of 78, after a battle with prostate cancer.

He was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is considered 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 1 US pop hit in 1968 with his version of “Grazing in the Grass”.

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