Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela - Africa Festival 2016

Grazing In The Grass

Born 4 April 1939
Died 23 January 2018

‘Grazing in the Grass’ – Instrumental from South African band leader Hugh Masekella, reached No 2 in the UK pop charts in 1968 Hugh Masakela


A bigger hit for The Fifth Dimension? (Adding UK and USA sales together). The original instrumental from South African bandleader Hugh Masekela, reached No 2 in the UK pop charts in 1968 and a very popular number at Manchester Soul clubs at that time.

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was born in Wilbank South Africa on April 4th 1939. Hugh toured with Paul Simon and worked with the other South African artist who also had hits with soul music fans in the UK – Miriam Makeba. He was married to her for four years in the 1960s.

Hugh Masekela – Wikipedia