Cape trainee commentator Philip Sarembock received a friendly dressing down from Tellytrack studio host Cecil Mthembu after calling the Kenilworth Wednesday fancied first race winner Pata Pata home.
“Oh boy oh boy, Miriam Makeba will be turning in her grave hearing her famous song being called ‘patter patter’,” chirped Cecil.
Pata Pata is an Afro-pop dance song popularized internationally by the late Miriam Makeba. Her most popular recording of the song was released in the United States in 1967.
The title means ‘touch touch’ in the Xhosa language, in which the song was originally written and sung. Pata Pata was also the name of a style of dance that was popular in the shebeens of Johannesburg’s Townships in the mid-1950s.
Race-calling has to be the toughest job in the game.
Listen to how it is supposed to be pronounced