Hugh Masekela Tickets

The renowned composer, singer, trumpeter and cornetist from South Africa, Hugh Masekela will be performing in your town. Known as the father of the American television host Sal Masekela, this artist has gained years of experience in live performances.  Hugh Masekela tickets  will mark your entry to an unforgettable night of music. 

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Born in Kaw-Guqa Township South Africa, the talented artist had an interest in singing and playing the piano since a very young age. Inspired by a film, "Young Man With a Horn" Hugh started to learn playing the trumpet at the age of fourteen. His peers recognized his natural talent in playing the instrument. The leader of the "Native Municipal Brass Band" taught the musician the basics of playing the trumpet. Masekela was quick in learning and mastering the skill. Watching him, some of his schoolmates also gained interest in playing the instrument. This eventually led to the formation of South Africa's first youth orchestra, Huddleston Jazz Band. In 1956 Hugh joined the Alfred Herbert's African Jazz Revue. 

Inspired by the conflicts and exploitations prevalent in South Africa during the 1950s and 1960s, Hugh Masekela played music that was extremely close to his heart. His music talks about his own life experiences and is truly touching. By way of exceptional composing, lyrics and music he demonstrates the problems and the joys of his beloved homeland. He sheds light on issues such as slavery, the government and general problems of the citizens. His compositions appealed to numerous people as they were able to relate to them.

In 1958, Hugh Masekela secured a spot in the orchestra of the famous musical, "King Kong" composed by Todd Matshikiza. The musical was a huge breakthrough for the artist as it became South Africa's first biggest theatrical success. The musical was even played at the "London's West End" for two years.

By the end of 1959, Hugh and four of his other companions created the "Jazz Epistles" band which became the first ever African jazz group that recorded an LP. The band performed in front of huge audiences both in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Some of his famous jazz tunes include, "Up, Up and Away" and "Grazing in the Grass." Selling more than 4 million copies, "Grazing in the Grass" single fascinated fans both in South Africa as well as the United States.  After appearing at the "Monterey Pop Festival" and in the movie "Monterey Pop" produced by D. A. Pennebaker, the artist also organized the "Zaire 74" music festival that gained immense popularity.

Not only this, Hugh Masekela has worked as a guest artist for various hit songs such as ‘The Byrds’ ‘So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star’ and Paul Simon's ‘Further Fly.’ Subsequently in 1984 he released one of his best albums to date, "Techno Bush." The single titled, "Don't Go Lose It Baby" earned the second spot on the dance charts for two weeks.  Another hit single by him "Bring Him Back Home" was featured as an anthem for a movement by Nelson Mandela. The artist has also been part of the development of a Broadway play, "Sarafina!" 

Hugh Masekela opened the "Kick off Concert" as well as the opening ceremony of "World Cup in South Africa" in 2010. He toured to numerous venues and festivals including the Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London as well as the Mela Festival in Oslo where he exhibited his talents in front of an audience of more than 80,000.

Hugh Masekela's list of achievements is huge. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the "Best Contemporary Pop Performance – Instrumental" in 1968. He also received a Tony Award nomination for the "Best Score (Musical)." With so many hits under his belt, this South African artist is a legend in every sense of the word. So if you want to watch his live performance, then get your  Hugh Masekela  tickets in time. 

Hugh Masekela Tickets Prices

Currently the average price for Hugh Masekela tickets is $30. The date and location for this event is 3-Mar-18 at Royce Hall - UCLA, Los Angeles. The minimum get-in price for Hugh Masekela tickets is $30.

Name City Date Average Ticket Price Get In Price
(Minimum Price)
The Jazz Epistles: Abdullah Ibrahim, Ekaya & Hugh Masekela Los Angeles 3-Mar-18 $30 $30

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