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Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He has been married to Elinam Cofie since 1999. He was previously married to Miriam Makeba. See full bio »

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Known For

Blended
Blended Soundtrack
(2014)
The Last King of Scotland
(2006)
The Jewel of the Nile
(1985)
Monterey Pop
Monterey Pop Performer
(1968)

Filmography

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 2014 Blended (performer: "Kwela Kwela") / (writer: "Kwela Kwela")
 2014 Small Time (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last (2012) ... (performer: "Stimela Coal Train" - as Hugh Rampapolo Masekela) / (writer: "Stimela Coal Train" - as Hugh Rampapolo Masekela)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (2012) ... (writer: "Soweto Blues")
 2008 Game Boys (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
 2006 Bobby (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
 2006 The Last King of Scotland (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
 2004 Against the Ropes (performer: "Hale Se Le Di Khanna")
 2003 Duplex (performer: "Grazing in the Grass" (Instrumental) (1968))
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie (performer: "Motla Le Pula (The Rainmaker)") / (writer: "Motla Le Pula (The Rainmaker)")
 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn (performer: "No Woman, No Cry")
 1992 Sarafina! (performer: "Sarafina!", "Sechaba") / (writer: "Sarafina!")
 1985 The Jewel of the Nile (performer: "African Breeze") / (producer: "African Breeze")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1968, his instrumental recording of "Grazing in the Grass" went to #1 in the United States. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as Best Score (Musical), with music and lyrics collaborator Mbongeni Ngema, for "Sarafina!" See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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