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Track Listing
1. Shuffle & Bow
2. Been Such A Long Time Gone
3. Shango
4. Congo Woman
5. The Rooster
6. One of These Days
7. Kwazulu
8. In An Age
9. Makeba
10. Heaven In You
11. Don't Go Lose It Baby
12. Tapera
13. Alright
14. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
15. Exile
Artist:
Hugh Masekela
Title:
No Borders
Label:
Trapeze
Cat No:
TRXCD5501
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
• Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who has maintained a close influence on, and involvement in, his home country of South Africa, while building a stellar international career through over half a century of performing and recording. Having established his trademark Afro-Jazz style, he left South Africa and during what was effectively three decades of voluntary exile between 1960 and the ending of apartheid in South Africa and the freeing of Nelson Mandela, he worked with major names in jazz, rock, funk, acoustic and all shades of world music around the world expressing his African musical roots through the idioms of the environments he was welcomed into. In making some eclectic and remarkable music over the years, he has continued to provide a voice for the millions in Africa whose lives are still blighted by political, social and economic privations.

• On this new album, Bra Hugh works with Nigerian guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo on material which addresses the wider international African world, with songs relating to Nigeria, Rhythm & Blues America, the days of slavery plantations in the USA, the Zulu urban realms of South Africa, Johannesburg’s townships, American folk music roots, the Caribbean and more. Other featured musicians include guitarist Themba Mokoena, Fana Zulu on bass, Tukumba Dyani on percussion among many others.• Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who has maintained a close influence on, and involvement in, his home country of South Africa, while building a stellar international career through over half a century of performing and recording. Having established his trademark Afro-Jazz style, he left South Africa and during what was effectively three decades of voluntary exile between 1960 and the ending of apartheid in South Africa and the freeing of Nelson Mandela, he worked with major names in jazz, rock, funk, acoustic and all shades of world music around the world expressing his African musical roots through the idioms of the environments he was welcomed into. In making some eclectic and remarkable music over the years, he has continued to provide a voice for the millions in Africa whose lives are still blighted by political, social and economic privations.

• On this new album, Bra Hugh works with Nigerian guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo on material which addresses the wider international African world, with songs relating to Nigeria, Rhythm & Blues America, the days of slavery plantations in the USA, the Zulu urban realms of South Africa, Johannesburg’s townships, American folk music roots, the Caribbean and more. Other featured musicians include guitarist Themba Mokoena, Fana Zulu on bass, Tukumba Dyani on percussion among many others.
• Now 78 years old, and still actively performing this album is another step in pursuing his objective: