South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela passed today at age 78 after a 10-year fight with prostate cancer. He died in his native Johannesburg where his career began in the 1950s. Masekela became popular in the United States 1968 because of the instrumental hit “Grazing In The Grass.” He was vocalContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”UKcGCObEb28″] South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela was the first person to record Philemon Hou’s “Grazing In The Grass” for his 1968 album, The Promise Of A Future. It was Masekela’s previous recording, “Mr. Bull No.5 ” that inspired Hou to write “Grazing In The Grass.” The song introduced MasekelaContinue Reading

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Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is proud to bring legendary trumpeter and bandleader, Hugh Masekela for one night, Thursday, April 4th at 8PM. Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who remains deeply connected at home, while his international career sparkles.Continue Reading

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