Techno-Bush is Hugh Masekala and the Medu Art Ensemble’s Afro-futurist vision of South Africa. Protesting through sound and dance, Masekala and crew crafted a futuristic “techno-bush” with a mix of electronic instruments (synths, drum machines, Fairlight CMI), reeds, organ, and African percussion, ultimately seeking to promote a vision of South Africa free from apartheid and colonial rule. The album would become a huge hit on dancefloors around the world and continue to inspire hope through the decades (electro-disco anthem “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” was a huge hit at the legendary Paradise Garage).
Recommended – A1 Don’t Go Lose It Baby, Full Listen
Tags: Dance / mbaqanga / Paradise Garage / South Africa