Tuesday, 23 January 2018

South African Music Icon Hugh Masekela Dies At 78 (His Profile)

Africa's music icon Hugh Ramopolo Masekela of South African is dead.The jazz legend died today at 78 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Born in April 4, 1939 and ventured into music as a child when the anti-apartheid chaplain, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston gave him a trumpet as a gift. He found escape from the racial chaos in South Africa in his
days with music. 

He later joined the Johannesburg Native Municipal Bras Band, Uncle Suada.In later years, Masekela studied the art of music in London's Guildhall School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, New York.

The legend had released 49 Albums from the 1966 to 2016 and featured legends like Paul Simon, Lady Smith Mambazo, Mariam Makeba and others. He was nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Pop Performance

– Instrumental in 1968 for his single 'Grazing in the Grass', an anti-apartheid piece which sold 4 million copies among other nominations.

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