Hugh Masekela

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Tony Allen: Afrobeat’s master on Hugh Masekela, Damon Albarn and friction with Fela Kuti
As a lost album by Allen and Masekela is released, African’s finest drummer remembers the late trumpeter’s brilliant funk – and the chaotic militancy of his most famous partner

Robin Denselow

19, Mar, 2020 @12:41 PM

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Hugh Masekela: Masekela 66-76 review – crammed with great music
This rich collection of great music, some of which has been unavailable for years, represents the South African musician’s remarkable life’s work

Robin Denselow

19, Apr, 2018 @4:00 PM

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Hugh Masekela by Soweto Kinch, Yazz Ahmed & Jason Yarde: 'A disarming smile, sharp wit, and music that seemed sculpted from gold'
Fellow musicians remember instrument shopping, eating Chinese food and - even - getting on the wrong side of the legendary trumpet player

Soweto Kinch, Yazz Ahmed and Jason Yarde

25, Jan, 2018 @6:09 PM

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Hugh Masekela: 10 key performances, from afrobeat to apartheid anthems
The South African trumpeter, who has died aged 78, spanned a huge variety of styles – from disco-pop to fiercely political jazz

Robin Denselow

24, Jan, 2018 @11:53 AM

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Hugh Masekela obituary
Trumpeter and singer-songwriter who was a pioneer of jazz in South Africa and a campaigner against apartheid in exile

Robin Denselow

23, Jan, 2018 @1:47 PM

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The best albums and tracks of 2017: how our writers voted
We’ve revealed our top albums and tracks of the year – now it’s time to look behind the scenes and discover the favourite albums and tracks of the Guardian’s music critics

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22, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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London jazz festival: this year's must-see gigs
Singer Zara McFarlane, the festival’s director, and our jazz critic choose their five unmissable concerts from this year’s festival

Zara McFarlane, John Cumming, John Fordham

09, Nov, 2017 @9:28 AM

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The Suitcase review – Masekela's music drives desperate apartheid drama
James Ngcobo’s adaptation of a story about a couple finding their way in 1950s Durban is refreshingly direct and galvanised by Hugh Masekela’s compositions

Lyn Gardner

06, Sep, 2017 @11:38 AM

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