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Hugh Masekela (1939–2018)

Soundtrack | Composer | Actor
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The Jewel of the Nile (1985) | The Last King of Scotland (2006) | Blended (2014)
Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
Apr 4, 1939 (died Jan 23, 2018)

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Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Battle of the SexesBattle of the Sexes Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 2017 $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Snake Gives Birth to a SnakeA Snake Gives Birth to a Snake Composer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for BlendedBlended Performer ("Kwela Kwela"), Writer ("Kwela Kwela")  Less 2014 $40MM $46MM / $128MM
  • Primary photo for Small TimeSmall Time Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Under African SkiesUnder African Skies Himself, Consulting Producer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for AlekesamAlekesam (Short) Actor  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Game BoysGame Boys Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 2008 $10K
  • Primary photo for Talk to MeTalk to Me Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 2007 $4.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Last King of ScotlandThe Last King of Scotland Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 2006 $6MM $18MM / $48MM
  • Primary photo for BobbyBobby Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 2006 $14MM $11MM / $21MM
  • Primary photo for Against the RopesAgainst the Ropes Performer ("Hale Se Le Di Khanna")  Less 2004 $39MM $5.9MM / $6.6MM
  • Primary photo for DuplexDuplex Performer ("Grazing in the Grass" (Instrumental) (1968))  Less 2003 $40MM $9.7MM / $9.6MM
  • Primary photo for The Wild Thornberrys MovieThe Wild Thornberrys Movie Performer ("Motla Le Pula (The Rainmaker)"), Writer ("Motla Le Pula (The Rainmaker)")  Less 2002 $25MM $40MM / $21MM
  • Primary photo for Ten Minutes Older: The TrumpetTen Minutes Older: The Trumpet Musician (trumpet)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for MandelaMandela Composer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for When We Were KingsWhen We Were Kings Concert Producer  Less 1996 $2.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for I Shot Andy WarholI Shot Andy Warhol Performer ("Grazing in the Grass")  Less 1996 $1.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Vampire in BrooklynVampire in Brooklyn Performer ("No Woman, No Cry")  Less 1995 $20MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Sarafina!Sarafina! Performer ("Sarafina!", "Sechaba"), Writer ("Sarafina!")  Less 1992 $7.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Dry White SeasonA Dry White Season Score performer  Less 1989 $3.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Jewel of the NileThe Jewel of the Nile Performer ("African Breeze"), Producer ("African Breeze")  Less 1985 $25MM $76MM / $97MM
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Writer ("Stimela Coal Train") ( 1 episode, 2012 ) , Writer ("Soweto Blues") ( 1 episode, 2012 ) , Performer ("Stimela Coal Train") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 2
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to PowerThe Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power (TV Movie) Himself, Composer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Children of AfricaChildren of Africa (TV Special) Himself, Composer  Less 1993
Self (36 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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