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Hugh Masekela (1939–2018)


Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He is known for his work on The Jewel of the Nile (1985), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Blended (2014). He was married to Elinam Cofie, Jabu Mbatha, Chris Calloway and Miriam Makeba. He died on January 23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. See full bio »

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Known For

(1985)
(2006)
Blended Soundtrack
(2014)
Battle of the Sexes Soundtrack
(2017)

Filmography

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 2014 A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake (Documentary)
 1996 Mandela (Documentary)
 1993 Children of Africa (TV Special)
 1991 Soweto
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Other Works:

(July 18 to September 29, 1991) He was additional composer and lyricist for the musical, "Sarafina! The Musical Celebration," in the 25th Anniversary Season presented by Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California. Mbongeni Ngema was developer, writer and... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela

Spouse:

Elinam Cofie  (divorced) | See more »
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Trivia:

Was friends with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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