I just had to post this. This clip was posted on my Facebook timeline by ‘a friend’; it brought back so many memories. And, lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing, particularly in terms of music, but also with film.
In 1984/85, in the small city of Maseru, Lesotho, a small b-boy (breakdancing) crew was born in a high school called Machabeng. The only space we had, to figure out moves and draw inspiration from, was a movie called Breakin’ which centred around two characters, Ozone (Adolfo Quiñones) and Turbo (Michael Chambers). One of the legendary moments in this film is the one below, with Turbo (Boogaloo Shrimp) pop-locking with a broom.
It is so surreal watching this after so many years. We used to rehearse in a little classroom after-school. A group of teens looking for something to inspire us … something different … in hip hop’s early days … before the mediocrity.