Hugh Masekela Net Worth
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela 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”.
|Full Name at Birth||Hugh Ramapolo Masekela|
|Birthday||4th April, 1939|
|Birthplace||Wilbank, South Africa|
|Eye Color||Brown – Dark|
|University||Guildhall School of Music, London, England, Manhattan School of Music, NY|
|Occupation Text||Musician, singer, composer, bandleader|
|Claim to Fame||co-wrote (with Mbongemi Ngema) musical play Sarafina!|
|Music Genre (Text)||Jazz, Afrobeat|
|Music Style||World Fusion|
|Instrument (text)||Trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone cornet, vocals|
|Record Label||Mercury, MGM, Uni, Chisa, Blue Thumb, Casablanca Records, Heads Up, Verve, Polygram|
Jazz trumpeter and singer who used his music to bring black and white people together and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1968. He became known as a member of Johnny Gertze, the first major African jazz group to record an LP. In 2019, Hugh Masekela Net Worth is $1.5 Million.
He was formerly married to the Grammy Award-winning singer Miriam Makeba . He fathered television host Sal Masekela .
How Much is Hugh Masekela Worth?
According to Forbes, Hugh Masekela Net Worth 2019 is $1.5 Million.
He was inspired to learn the trumpet after seeing “Young Man With a Horn,” starring Kirk Douglas as a character based on jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke.
His song “Grazing in the Grass” sold over four million copies in the United States.