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Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela

24 December 2015 Books

still grazing Title – Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela
Author – Hugh Masekela & D. Michael Cheers
Publisher – Crown Publishing Group (2004)
Genre – Biography and autobiography
Review  –

“Hugh Masekela is a giant of jazz and a pioneer in bringing the voice and spirit of Africa to the West, but his wild and moving tale transcends the world of music. A South African exile, he landed in New York, where he was adopted by bebop heroes like Dizzy Gillespie, and soon fell, headfirst, into the raucous swirl of 1960s America. During the thirty-year pilgrimage that followed, he stumbled into adventure after adventure, whether battling Don King over the Rumble in the Jungle concert, finding himself on the wrong side of revolutions all over West Africa, loving some of the most beautiful and volatile women in the world, or battling for the destruction of apartheid. When he finally returned to a free South Africa, he found the strength to confront the personal demons that tracked him around the world and discovered a new measure of peace at home. Unfolding against one of the most inspiring political transformations of the twentieth century, this is the engrossing chronicle of a remarkable, one-of-a-kind musical life.” (source: Google Books editorial review) Click here to buy this book

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