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Time is a 2002 studio album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela. The album was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa and won Masekela the South African Music Award in Best Producer.
"From South African gospel to the slightly rougher feel of mbaqanga, and even the more contemporary kwaito (South Africa's disco-fied version of hip-hop) on "Old People, Young Folks," this album keeps its feet on the ground at home. About the only thing missing is that Masekela focuses more on his gritty, warm vocals, rather than his excellent trumpet playing. But he seems happy enough with that, and the sense of jubilation surrounding the disc glows peacefully…" – Chris Nickson / AllMusic
Hugh Masekela was a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who remained deeply connected at home, while his international career sparkled. Continuing a busy international tour schedule, Hugh used his global reach to spread the word about heritage restoration in Africa – a topic that remained very close to his heart. He founded the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation in 2015 to continue this work for generations to come. “My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are,” Masekela confided.
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Originally released 05 November 2002
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