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Hugh Masekela

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Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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August 7, 2008 Both legendary musical pioneers still promote the music of South Africa around the world.

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February 14, 2008 Short in stature but great in presence, Masekela has a spark that continues to engage us.

Interviews & Profiles

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April 25, 2009 At 70, Hugh Masekela says he has healed. But the trumpeter's new album bears "songs of concern."

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March 19, 2012 South African trumpeter and Hugh Masekela has recorded a collection of South African wedding songs.

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The Saxophone Colossus (that's Sonny Rollins at left) played on The Rolling Stones' "Waiting on a Friend."

July 27, 2011 Did you know that Sonny Rollins played on a Rolling Stones song? Hear that and other jazz cameos.

The African Jazz Pioneers kick it, South Africa style.

June 15, 2010 In the midst of a World Cup frenzy, here's a chance to sample jazz from the "rainbow nation."

Mulatu Astatke just released a new album with The Heliocentrics.

July 6, 2009 Once jazz began to develop around the world, the style found its way back to its African roots.

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Phola

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  • Album: Phola
  • Artist: Hugh Masekela
  • Label: Four Quarters
  • Released: 2008
 

Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu [Heads Up]

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  • Album: Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu [Heads Up]
  • Artist: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Label: Heads Up
  • Released: 2008
 

20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection

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  • Album: 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
  • Artist: Hugh Masekela
  • Label: Hip-O
  • Released: 2006
 

Live at the Market Theater

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  • Album: Live at the Market Theater
  • Artist: Hugh Masekela
 

The Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased)

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  • Album: The Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased)
  • Artist: Hugh Masekela
 

Revival

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  • Album: Revival
  • Artist: Hugh Masekela