Black to the Future

Black to the Future

by Hugh Masekela


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Black to the Future

Black to the Future is a fairly standard latter-day Hugh Masekela album, falling somewhere between accessible worldbeat and tuneful fusion. Granted, Masekela has been mining this ground for some time, but there is a bit of a difference here, particularly the genuine sound of some of the polyrhythms and the way the group locks into a supple groove. There's not much in the way of jazz improvisation, but the record nevertheless has an appealing, sunny feel.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/1999
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351505620
catalogNumber: 5056

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hugh Masekela   Primary Artist,Flugelhorn,Background Vocals,Group Member
John Selolwane   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jasper Cook   Trombone
Don Laka   Keyboards
Makhaya Mahlangu   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Mathaba   Guitar,Harmonica
Thabo Mdluli   Background Vocals,Group Member
Margaret Motsage   Background Vocals,Group Member
Vicky Vilakazi   Background Vocals,Group Member
Family Factory   Background Vocals,Group
Stoan   Rap
Jethro Shasha   Drums
Tuli Mike Masoka   Bass

Technical Credits

Hugh Masekela   Composer,Executive Producer
Dorothy Masuka   Composer
Don Laka   Composer,Programming,Producer
Kentsa Mpahlwa   Engineer
Orlando Julius Ekemode   Composer

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