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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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 2014 Blended (performer: "Kwela Kwela") / (writer: "Kwela Kwela")
 2014 Small Time (performer: "Grazing in the Grass")
 2012 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (2012) ... (writer: "Soweto Blues")
 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))
 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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In 1968, his instrumental recording of "Grazing in the Grass" went to #1 in the United States.

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Alternate Names:

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

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