Bra Hugh Vouches for African Unity

He’s just got back from Ghana where he performed at the inauguration of the new president Nana Akufo-Addo… an old friend

I ask Bra Hugh if he’s on Twitter. He replies: “No, but I’m on Whatsapp.” I’m defeated.
He notices my disappointment and we burst out in laughter…

No Borders

Bra Hugh’s new album shows that he’s lost none of his fire

World renowned trumpet and flugelhorn legend, Hugh Masekela returns with a fiery 44th album entitled ‘No Borders’.

Encompassing socio-political commentary, solid dance floor grooves and tender love songs, the 16 tracks move effortlessly through continental styles taking in Nigerian Afro-Beat, Congolese Kwassa Kwassa and South African Masqandi. From the opening angry salvo…

Playing @ Work Review by Afropolitan

Photo by Brett Rubin

Any fan of Bra Hugh will be pleased with this album as it shows that the musical master still has a few tricks up his sleeve and continues to make music to please.

Rolling Stone Reviews Friends

Photograph by Jennifer Wheatley/Geotribe

“We all do ‘do, re, mi’, but you have to find the other notes yourself,” advised Louis Armstrong. Bra Hugh’s been exploring those other notes since Satchmo sent him his first horn back in the ’50s.

Friends Album Launch Review

Masekela has released a four-CD set comprising mainly reworked and reinterpreted American standards, which certainly demonstrates his jazz side.

Hugh Masekela Launches Latest Album – Friends

Photograph by Jonx Pillemer

It has been a huge week for Hugh Masekela. Not only did he celebrate his 73rd birthday, but fresh from his performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, he launched a new album and a record label.

Jabulani Review NPR Music

Like a sturdy blues album, Jabulani sounds more timeless than old or new, the strongest mbaquanga workout since the ’80s heyday of Malathini and the Mahotella Queens.