Hugh Masekela is widely regarded as not only a talented singer and songwriter, but also one of the finest trumpet and flugelhorn players to have ever lived. He is also as the father of South African inspired jazz. His incredible musical talents are known across the world, and to say that Hugh has had a lasting influence on jazz is an understatement.
Hugh passed away age 78 in January 2018, and his incredible contribution to music will be remembered for many years. It isn’t just Hugh’s music that has made him a notable public figure, but also his vocal criticism of both South Africa and global politics. Let’s take a closer look at the man who is considered the Father of South African Jazz. [Read more…]