Hugh Masekela

We just lost a great musician today. Hugh Masekela, a South African born man and a great trumpeter. I did not get to see him until years after I left S Africa and was living in Boston, Ma.


In 1987 Hugh wrote the anti apartheid song "Bring him back Home" inspired by a letter he received from imprisoned activist and future President--Nelson Mandela. His first big hit "Grazing in the Grass" was in 1968--just 3 years before I went to Africa.