SA jazz musician Hugh Masekela remembered in UP libraries exhibitions

Posted on May 01, 2018

It was fitting that exhibitions to commemorate the life and achievements of Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (1939-2018) were set up in both the Music library and in the Merensky 2 library on the Hatfield campus by the Humanities Faculty library. This is because of his influence, his work, what he represented, and what he stood for – his significance is wider than just music. Masekela was known also for his stance against Apartheid, and he lived overseas in political exile for approximately thirty years.

That is not to detract from his musical achievements, for he was honoured in various ways for his music: by means of honorary doctorates, a lifetime award, international and local awards, and nominations.

The library exhibitions consisted of material in our libraries on Masekela’s life and work, including recordings of his music. Some titles are:

Best of Hugh Masekela on Novus. Music CD. FZCD 445 - Merensky Library Special Collection CD Level 5.

Graceland : 25th anniversary edition by Paul Simon, Hugh Masekela, Joe Berlinger, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Music CD. MUSCD 4699 - Music Library Compact Discs; MUSCD 4698 - Music Library Compact Discs; MUSOV 889 - Music Library Audiovisual.

Hope. by Hugh Masekela, Themba Mkhize, Lawrence  Matshiza, Bakithi Kumalo, Remi Kabaka, Ngenekhaya  Mahlanghu, Damon Duewhite, Los Ballederos Hornas Africanos de Townsheep. Music CD. MUSCD 1153 - Music Library Compact Discs.

Jazz heritage concert by Diane Janell, Thram, Red Location Museum. , International Library of African Music. DVD video. FZDVD 027 - Merensky Library Special Collection DVD Level 5.

Portraits of power: profiles in a changing South Africa by Mark Gevisser. Print book. 968.0650922 GEVISSER - Merensky Library Level 6.

Sarafina! : a celebration of song and dance : music from the motion picture  by Mbongen Ngema. MUSCD 3422 - Music Library Compact Discs.

South African legends. by Mahlathini , Vusi Mahlasela, West Nkosi, Hugh Masekela, Lucky Dube, Johnny Clegg, Miriam Makeba, Soul Brothers, Mahotella Queens, Juluka, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Music CD. FZCD 256 - Merensky Library Special Collection CD Level 5.

Still grazing: the musical journey of Hugh Masekela. by Hugh Masekela, D. Michael Cheers. Print book. MUS 780.92 MASEKELA - Music Library Open Collection.

The great South African trip. Music CD. by Nelson Mandela, Lungiswa, Johnny Clegg, Ratau Mike Makhalemele, Caiphus Semenya, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ras Sheehama, Mbongeni Ngema, Shaluza Max, Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa, Miriam Makeba, Joe Mafela, Choppa, Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, Amaryoni, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Usuthu, Mahotella Queens, Khumbula, Blk Sonshine, Stimela, Sankomota, Amampondo. FZCD 085 - Merensky Library Special Collection CD Level 5.

- Author Ms Adrienne Warricker

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