Hugh Masekela

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Birth Name: Hugh Ramapolo Masekela

Occupation: Composer

Born In: South Africa

Birthdate: April 4, 1939

Age: 83 years old (as of 2023)

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: South African


Hugh Masekela was born on the 4th of April, 1939. He is famous for being a Composer. 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. Hugh Masekela’s age is 83. 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.

The 83-year-old composer was born in South Africa. His first trumpet was a gift from the St. Peter’s Secondary School anti-apartheid chaplain Archbishop Trevor Huddleston. He was in the orchestra for “King Kong,” the first theatrical musical to experience widespread success in South Africa. His song “Grazing in the Grass” sold over four million copies in the United States.

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Hugh Masekela was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.

While we don't know Hugh Masekela birth time, but we do know his mother gave birth to his on a Tuesday. People born on a Tuesday have great will power and a lot of energy. In general, they are very ambitious.


Hugh’s Hugh Ramapolo Masekela attended Guildhall School of Music, London, England, Manhattan School of Music, NY.


Hugh Masekela’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. . We will continue to update information on Hugh Masekela’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Hugh Masekela keeps His personal life private. Once more details are available on who he is dating, we will update this section.

The 83-year-old South African was born in the Silent Generation and the Year of the Rabbit

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Hugh Ramapolo Masekela
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday

Net Worth

The 83-year-old South African composer has done well thus far. Majority of Hugh’s money comes from being a composer. CelebsMoney has recently updated Hugh Masekela’s net worth.



Zodiac Sign: Hugh Masekela is a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Hugh Masekela was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Hugh Masekela has a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Hugh Masekela’s birth sign is Aries and he has a ruling planet of Mars.


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