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…

Hugh Masekela & Boss Selection

“It’s one of those moments where you feel like you know what you’re doing, and you’re in full command of your abilities.”

Giants of Africa Headline CTIJF

Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi and Hugh Masekela, two giants of African music will join forces for a performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival taking place from March 27 to 28.

Zimbabwe: Tuku Heaps Praises On Bra Hugh

“Each time I meet Hugh, his music, his status as a legend and his accolades, have grown. But he as a person, his humanity, what we call in Shona “unhu” or as you would say here “ubuntu bakhe” – remains the same.”

Baobab Singers Collaboration

Bra Hugh jokes: ”I was amazed at the speed at which the girls learned the new songs. I suspect they are also dabbling in African witchcraft.”

The Masekela, Willis and Gismonti Southern Connection

Mail and Guardian Stefanie Jason Johannesburg came alive on Saturday evening when jazz greats took to the stage for “South Meets South — An Evening With The Masters”. The feelings of familiarity rose from the soft cries of Hugh Masekela’s flugelhorn and the timeous notes from Larry Willis’s piano playing. This familiarity is undoubtedly owed … Read more

Southern Masters of Jazz Join Forces

IOL Therese Owen High-brow jazz forms a major part of the annual Arts Alive this year. It will be one of the rare occasions when South Africans will be able to see Hugh Masekela play classical jazz. He will be joined by life-long friend and jazz pianist extraordinaire Larry Willis. Their performance forms part of … Read more