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Beatin' Aroun De Bush - Hugh Masekela

Beatin' Aroun De Bush

Hugh Masekela  

Format: 1 CD

Genre: jazz, Folk, World, & Country

Barcode: 0693723067421

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Description

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Artist

4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018.
South African flugelhorn, trumpet and cornet player.
In 1961, as part of the anti-apartheid campaign, he was exiled to the United States where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte. Primarily, he played in jazz ensembles, with guest appearances on albums by The Byrds, and Paul Simon. In 1987, his single, "Bring Him Back Home", became an anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. After apartheid ended, Masekela returned to South Africa.

Masekela was an old collaborator of Abdullah Ibrahim. He is reported to have been initially inspired in his musical growth by Trevor Huddleston, a British priest working in the South African townships who financed Masekela's first trumpet. Masekela played his way through the Sophiatown scene with The Jazz Epistles and to Britain with King Kong, to find himself in New York in the early-1960s. He had hits in the United States with the pop-jazz tunes "Up, Up and Away" and the number one "Grazin' in the Grass".

A renewed interest in his African roots led him to collaborate with West and Central African musicians, and finally to reconnect with South African players when he set up a mobile studio in Botswana, just over the South African border, in the 1980s. Here he re-absorbed and re-used mbaqanga strains, a style he has continued to use since his return to South Africa in the early-1990s.

Born: 4th April 1939, in Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Died: 23rd January 2018, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. [prostate cancer, aged 78]

Tracks

1  Steppin' Out  03:37

2  Ngena-Ngena (Instrumental)  06:07

3  Ngena (Acapella)  00:51

4  Batsumi (Mayibuye I Afrika)  07:37

5  Rock With You  03:32

6  Polina  06:57

7  Languta  06:48

8  Sekunjalo  07:23

9  U-Mama  04:07

10  Beatin' Aroun De Bush  06:30

Releases

Formats

CD

Labels

Yellow Label, Novus

Countries

Germany, Japan, United States of America

years

1992, 2009

Members

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