Masekela seems to speak through his horn – conveying every imaginable sound and emotion – and uses his voice in a similar way.
Globe and Mail By J.D. Considine In the 42 years since he became an international sensation through Grazing in the Grass, Hugh Masekela has played many roles, from the strictly musical to the overtly political. Here are a few of the parts he played at the end of his North American tour Saturday. The Polemicist … Read more
“I believe that it’s incumbent upon every human being to stand up against injustice,” says Masekela.
For the main performance Masekela was joined on stage by Francis Manneh Fuster, percussion; Abednigo “Fana” Zulu, bass; Randall Skippers, keyboards; Lee-Roy Sauls, drums; and Cameron John Ward, guitar. Masekela performed a mix of old favorites and music from his most recent album Phola.
The clarion cry of Hugh Masekela’s trumpet is still insistent, still emphatic.
The jiving, smooth-stepping groove-machine known as Hugh Masekela called the Memorial Hall stage his home on Monday night.
“We’re coming there to play and make people happy,” concludes Masekela. “They dance their asses off at our shows.”