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Hugh Masekela - African & American Famous Jazz Musician - He is the father of American television host Sal Masekela

Hugh Masekela - African & American Famous Jazz Musician Hugh Masekela, whose middle name is "Romopolo", was born on April 4, 1939, in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa. He became a cornetist, composer, and singer. He is the father of American television host Sal Masekela. He is known for his jazz compositions, as well as for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues " and "Bring Him Back Home ". Hugh Masekela was a trumpeter in the first South African band that was created in the early 1960s. This was the first ever complete band of black musicians to make a record. That recording took place less than Coltrane's Africa. Dollar's Moods and Carol's Drive , two pieces from that early album was only re-released for the first time as a CD as recently as 1999. Masekela is quoted, by Alyn Shipton..."We were only able to do one album. Not very many were pressed and it soon sold out. Then Shar