Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
) is a South African trumpet
player,. In 1961
, as part of the anti-apartheid
campaign, he was exiled to the United States where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte
He has played primarily in jazz ensembles, with guest appearances on albums by The Byrds and Paul Simon.
In 1987, he had a hit single with Bring Him Back Home which became an anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. After apartheid ended, Masekela returned to South Africa where he now lives.