Google Doodle honored South African musician trumpeter and single Hugh Masekela on his birthday today 4th April 2019, today is his 80th birthday, he was also known as father of South African jazz
Hugh Masekela died in last year January 2018 just before his 79th birthday
Hugh Masekela was born on 4th april 1039 in the town of witbank in South Africa
Today the Search Engine @Google is celebrating Hugh Masekela's 80th Birthday with Google Doodle in US, UK, South Africa and few other countries. Happy Birthday Hugh Masekela 🎺🎺🎺 😊 Visit https://t.co/eMStzSopio to share the link and celebrate with us! 🎺 #HughMasekela80th pic.twitter.com/wTkb5h8AU7
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Google today in a blog post said, they have honored Hugh Masekela on his 80th birthday
Hugh Masekela was known for his compositions and writings, songs such as “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home” made him popular
From 1964 to 1966 he was married to singer and activist Miriam Makeba, He had subsequent marriages to Chris Calloway (daughter of Cab Calloway), Jabu Mbatha and Elinam Cofie. He was the father of American television host Sal Masekela. Poet, educator, and activist Barbara Masekela is his younger sister.
Masekela died in Johannesburg on the early morning of 23 January 2018 from prostate cancer, aged 78
Masekela was involved in several social initiatives, and served as a director on the board of the Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization that provides a daily meal to students of township schools in Soweto.
Hugh Masekela was nominated for Grammy awards 3 times, Today a lot of people missing him, We remember him on his birthday today
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