Mascom Live session was last Friday on fire when Jazz maestro Bra Hugh Masekela showed revellers who attended his show at Botswana Craft that he is still the best, when it comes to live performance.

He came on stage bursting with the energy of a young man, although he is already in his late 60s.

The moment he stepped on stage, the crowd went wild. Bra Hugh, as he is affectionately known in music circles, came with a live band on stage. His band did not disappoint.

The old man has the moves and energy that young lads could only envy.

His signature track “Thanai” sent the crowd wild. The crowd sang and danced along witheach and every song that Bra Hugh belted out.

It was evident from his stage performance that Bra Hugh takes his job seriously, that he does not even indulge in alcohol before he jumps on stage, The Voice is reliably informed.

Bra Hugh belted out tunes from his past albums, which made it easier for the crowd to sing along to and enjoy his music.

Many revellers who attended the show unanimously agreed that Bra Hugh’s promoters should bring him back this year for another show.

Credit must also be given to the organizers of the Mascom Live Sessions.


The stage, the lighting and the works were done meticulously. Security both inside and outside was tight.

Another spectacular performance was by Jazz legendary Bapsie Molangeni.

He too pulled his good moves, to the delight of the crowd. Our very own Soccer Moruakgomo is also maturing with age.

He was able to make the crowd dance and sing along to his all time hit ‘Wena.’

With more exposure, Soccer surely can pull off a great show.

A Soweto male choir which was a surprise package for the event left a mark in the hearts of music lovers.

They performed songs, mostly gospel and the crowd loved that element.

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