Interview: Hugh Masekela on No Borders, Satchmo and reuniting the Jazz Epistles

Interview: Hugh Masekela on No Borders, Satchmo and reuniting the Jazz Epistles

In 1959 Hugh Masekela became the trumpeter  for the first African jazz band "Jazz Epistles"  also featuring Dollar Brand.  An Anti-Apartheid activist his songs often  contain the pain and sorrow felt by long  suffering South Africans.  Best known for his contributions to pop jazz  his performances continue to inspire, delight,  and unite those of all ages, colors, and creeds. / Hugh Masekela- Thanayi

In 1959 Hugh Masekela became the trumpeter for the first African jazz band "Jazz Epistles" also featuring Dollar Brand. An Anti-Apartheid activist his songs often contain the pain and sorrow felt by long suffering South Africans. Best known for his contributions to pop jazz his performances continue to inspire, delight, and unite those of all ages, colors, and creeds. / Hugh Masekela- Thanayi

The year 1968 was a big one for instrumentals - among them Hugh Masekela's  -'Grazing In The Grass' was big! - Today 7-18 in 1968 it was certified a solid GOLD record!

The year 1968 was a big one for instrumentals - among them Hugh Masekela's -'Grazing In The Grass' was big! - Today 7-18 in 1968 it was certified a solid GOLD record!

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography Hugh Masekela, trumpet. Hugh Masekela, trumpet, live © romano p. riedo

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography Hugh Masekela, trumpet. Hugh Masekela, trumpet, live © romano p. riedo

Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine, organisers of Zaire 74.

Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine, organisers of Zaire 74.

Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela  When I first heard this I thought I would DIE it's so neat...  I was living in Honolulu at the time

Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela When I first heard this I thought I would DIE it's so neat... I was living in Honolulu at the time

Hugh Masekela - STIMELA / Coal Train--I can listen to this song on repeat for at least an hour. Try it. I tell you. Watch what happens. Wanna' be productive? Write while listening. #ThankMyLater #HughIsGenius

Hugh Masekela - STIMELA / Coal Train--I can listen to this song on repeat for at least an hour. Try it. I tell you. Watch what happens. Wanna' be productive? Write while listening. #ThankMyLater #HughIsGenius

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