Beatin' Aroun de Bush

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Beatin' Aroun de Bush
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Studio album by
Released1992
StudioMax Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Jazz
Length53:25
Label Novus Records 63136
Producer Hugh Masekela, Richard Druz
Hugh Masekela chronology
Uptownship
(1988)
Beatin' Aroun de Bush
(1992)
Hope
(1993)
Professional ratings
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Beatin' Aroun de Bush is a 1992 studio album by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. [4] [5] It was recorded in Hollywood and released via Novus Records label.

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Reception

Jim Newsom of Allmusic wrote: "With a mix of smooth contemporary jazz, Afro-beat, and world music, Beatin' Aroun de Bush is a highly accessible presentation of Hugh Masekela's flügelhorn expertise, as well as a visit to his South African homeland. This album was completed as his native country was voting to abolish apartheid, and the music contained herein is at times mellow and melancholy, but mostly celebratory." [6]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Steppin' Out" Joe Jackson 3:34
2."Ngena-Ngena" Tony Cedras 6:07
3."Ngena" Bakithi Kumalo 0:52
4."Batsumi (Mayibuye I Afrika)" Tony Cedras 7:36
5."Rock with You" Rod Temperton 3:32
6."Polina"Hugh Masekela, Dudu Pukwana 6:57
7."Languta"Hugh Masekela6:47
8."Sekunjalo"Hugh Masekela7:24
9."U-Mama"Richard Druz, Hugh Masekela4:07
10."Beatin' Aroun de Bush"Richard Druz, Hugh Masekela6:29
Total length:53:25

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