Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela

South African jazz trumpeter
With a background in South Africa's township music, he became a leading jazz/world fusion trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist.
BornApril 4, 1939
HometownWitbank, South Africa
SpouseElinam Cofie (m 1999 - 2018) , Jabu Mbatha (m 1981 - 1997)
ChildrenSelema Masekela


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