Once Hugh Masekela and his ensemble are in the groove, it’s a musical ride like no other.
… opener Hugh Masekela, has built a long career out of melding jazz with sounds from his native South Africa along with touches of pop and funk …
Africa Review By Billie Odidi Born out of South Africa’s apartheid system, Hugh Masekela was an early entrant into the world of trumpets and drumbeats; benefiting immensely from some of the best musical experiences of the world. His first trumpet was a gift from Louis Armstrong; Harry Belafonte facilitated his flight to New York where … Read more
It’s one of those historical ironies that haunts Hugh Masekela, that the good times for South African music were also the bad times for political freedom.