Hugh Masekela

Elected to the Hall of Fame

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    Artists We Lost in 2018

    From jazz trumpeters and blues guitarists to genre-defining soul singers and avant-garde soothsayers, DownBeat presents…

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    Tshepo Tshola sings at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, during a tribute to the late Hugh Masekela.

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    One of singer Simphiwe Dana’s early performances was at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 14 years ago.

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    Born in South Africa in 1939, Hugh Masekela spent 30 years living in exile, before returning in 1990. He lived there for the remainder of his life, maintaining a busy career.

    In Memoriam: Hugh Masekela

    Hugh Masekela, a beloved multi-instrumentalist and activist from South Africa whose long career included a surprise pop…

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    Hugh Masekela (foreground) performs during the International Jazz Day 2015 Global Concert at UNESCO on April 30, 2015 in Paris, France.

    Masekela Dies at 78

    South African trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet player Hugh Masekela died Tuesday in Johannesburg, according to news…

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