Hugh Masekela

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (1939 - 2018)

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Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
Born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africamap
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Profile last modified | Created 10 Aug 2017
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Categories: Composers | Singers | Trumpeters | South African Notables.

Hugh Masekela is Notable.


Hugh was born in 1939 and died in 2018.

Masekela was born in KwaGuqa Township, Witbank, South Africa to Thomas Selena Masekela, who was a health inspector and sculptor and his wife, Pauline Bowers Masekela, a social worker.

He was married to Miriam Makeba from 1963-68 and to Christop L Calloway from 1968-69.


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Masekela (Uni Records, 1969)
Masekela (Uni Records, 1969)

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