Hugh Masekela Interviews with M.E.E.
Hugh Masekela the world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and singer will interview with THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine tomorrow. His voice remains deeply connected at home, while his international career sparkles is coming to Houston/Woodlands Texas. He will be performing @ Dosey Doe – The Big Barn @ 8:30pm Thursday June 13,2013.
He was born in the town of Witbank, South Africa in 1939. He has covered the globe & played with just about every top star youcan think of. His international hits have sold several million CDs. His GRAZING IN THE GRASS earned him a GRAMMY. BRING HIM BACK HOME became the anthem for Nelson Mandela’s world tour after his release from prison. His recent albums – all platinum. Larry Willis may be best known for being the keyboardist for Blood Sweat & Tears; in the industry he is recognized as a master jazz pianist & composer. http://www.doseydoe.com/
Masekela began to hone his, now signature, Afro-Jazz sound in the late 1950s during a period of intense creative collaboration, most notably performing in the 1959 musical King Kong, written by Todd Matshikiza, and, soon thereafter, as a member of the now legendary South African group, the Jazz Epistles (featuring the classic line up of Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonas Gwangwa).