Hugh Masekela's football skills

This is a music break with a football reference in there. In 1984 Hugh Masekela’s single “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” (off the album “Techno Bush”) reached number two for two weeks on the dance charts. The song has a nice beat to do it. It can set any party alight. But it’s the video that I like more. It is probably the only footage of Masekela showing off his football skills. Watch from the 1:36 mark. Masekela also plays coach for a minute.

BTW, the video looks like it was shot in Botswana. Anyone can confirm that?

H/T: Antoinette Engel



Sean Jacobs

Also goes by Hasan Wazan. Life President.

  1. I love the Jazz musician goes "Disco-Rap" thing that the 80's had going on. When was the last time a Jazz musician made a mainstream dance hit? One of the comments on youtube says that this used to blow the roof off the paradise garage. Perhaps I was born too late.

  2. The Techno Bush album was recorded in Botswana. Battery Mobile Studio was located at Woodpecker Inn, with post-proiduction in London..Hugh Masekela – then in exile – wanted to work as close to home as possible, and to include home musicians (such as Soul Brothers) for TechnoBush – as the debut output from the studio. Sadly the studio project did not endure. The frontline context and frequent SADF raids placed the dynamic cultural community under immense threat. Some such as artist Thami Mnyele paid with their lives, assassinated by Apartheid hit squad in 1985.

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