Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He has been described as "the father of South African jazz." Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number-one US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".
Links to Peel
According to available playlists on the site, Peel played some tracks from the jazz trumpeter in the 70's and possibly the 80's, but none from the 90's and 00's. It is not currently known whether he played any songs from the musician during the 60's.
- 01 August 1972: Ingoo Pow-Pow (Children’s Song) (LP - Home Is Where The Music Is) Verve
- Karl's Tape June 1984: Don't Go Lose It Baby