Hugh Masekela: 10 key performances, from afrobeat to apartheid anthems

The South African trumpeter, who has died aged 78, spanned a huge variety of styles – from disco-pop to fiercely political jazz

By Robin Densilow | The Guardian | January 24. 2018

 

Grazing in the Grass



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The lilting, easygoing instrumental that became an unexpected, massive hit in America in 1968. After completing The Promise of a Future album, Hugh Masekela decided to add an extra track in the South African mbaqanga township style. It topped the US pop charts for three weeks.