Hugh Masekela nominated for Grammy
Legendary Jazz-Icon Hugh Masekela has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category.
The album Jabulani was produced and arranged by Don Laka and released through the Gallo Record Company label in South Africa and Razor & Tie Records in the USA.
The album was recorded in Johannesburg in 2010, and features a selection of traditional African weddings songs that were re-interpreted by Masekela, and includes the hit single and video Sossie as well as the live favourite Makoti.
It has been over 30 years since Masekela received his first Grammy nomination for Grazin’ In The Grass in 1968.
“Wow! This is most unexpected, - I’m baffled and humbled at the same time” says Masekela
Masekela has released 43 albums since his career began in the mid-50s and has recorded and performed with some of the worlds most celebrated artists including the late great Miriam Makeba, Paul Simon, U2, Fela Kuti, The Crusaders (Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper), The Byrds, The Mahotella Queens, Herb Alpert, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Manu Dibango to name a few.
Masekela is nominated alongside Amadou & Miriam, Daniel Ho, Anoushka Shankar and Ravi Shankar for Best World Music Album category for the 2013 Grammy Awards to be held February 10, 2013.