Articles tagged 'hugh masekela'

Zim artistes mourn Masekela 24 January 2018 HARARE - Jazz songstress Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana and Afro-fusion star Victor Kunonga, who were working with the late internationally-acclaimed Hugh Masekela on a yet-to-be-released album, have bemoaned the death of the celebrated South African. Masekela, who succumbed to prostate cancer on...
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies 23 January 2018 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78. In a statement, his family said he had "passed peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer". Mas...
Ammara, Bra Hugh in 'collabo' 23 February 2016 HARARE - Rising songbird Ammara Brown has collaborated with South African music legend Hugh “Bra Hugh” Masekela on a track titled Next Lifetime that will be released next month. The daughter of the late musician Andy Brown confirmed the collaboration in an interview with the Daily News, adding...
Kunonga to produce Tuku, Masekela album 16 October 2015 HARARE - Rising afro-fusion star Victor Kunonga says producing the upcoming joint album by African musicians Hugh “Bra Hugh” Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi “will be the stuff of dreams.” Kunonga, who is hogging the limelight with his latest 12-track album called Kwedu, will produce the yet-to-be...
Bra Hugh lights up Harare 14 April 2015 HARARE - World-acclaimed jazz maestro Hugh Masekela gave a mind-blowing presentation during a concert held in Harare on Saturday night. Masekela's performance at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale justified the entry charge of between $80 and $125 revellers paid to be entertained by the crooner. ...
Masekela hails Kunonga 18 December 2014 HARARE - African jazz legend Hugh Masekela says Victor Kunonga’s just-released 12-track album Kwedu is a breath of fresh air on an African continent that has been duped into despising its cultural heritage. The 75-year-old South African music icon made the remarks on Tuesday night at the Allia...
Masekela to grace Kunonga album launch 13 December 2014 HARARE - South African jazz and afrobeat legend Hugh Masekela will be the guest of honour at the launch of Victor Kunonga's fourth and new album, Kwedu, on Tuesday at the Alliance Fraincaise Old Mutual Theatre Ngoma Nehosho. A Harare-based music promotions company that is organising the album ...
Inaugural Hugh Masekela lecture by Tuku 11 September 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Inaugural Hugh Masekela Lecture by Oliver Mtukudzi at the University of Johannesburg on September 9, 2014. When Bra Hugh asked me to give this lecture, I was pleasantly surprised. Here’s a man I respect and a man who has international recognition. He could have asked anyone t...