A DOUBLE DOZE OF JAZZ
The first ever FNB Jazz Concert scheduled for this Thursday and Friday is expected to once again prove that Santi Lo is a force to reckon with as he takes on renowned Danid Sanborn and Joe Sample in a double feature show starting this Thursday.
The talented jazz artist who just came back from a short European tour has always shown sings that he was destined for greater things. He has shared the stage with some of the best artists in the world include Lira, Zahara, Anna Christoffersson and Bro John Selolwane.
This weekend offers him another opportunity to just show what he is made of; this is one jazz weekend not to be missed. Tickets for the show are available at Capellos Masa Centre, Woolworths Sebele and Riverwalk, FNB Kgale View Branch/Game City and Kgalagadi Music World Game City.
EXPLODING GUN FUN
Tired of the entertainment joints every weekend? Well there are many different forms of entertainment besides the everyday birthday bashes and overhyped music festivals featuring overrated artists. If you thought guns were just for killing you got it all wrong, to some it’s just a harmless toy that one can draw whenever they are bored.
Gaborone Rifle Club offers those who are tired of the city’s usual entertainment an opportunity to experience some exploding fun. All that one need is a shot gun as the club does not rent out rifles and pay P1200 annual registration fee. Do not despair, if you are not a member and you wish to come and shoot for the day, an additional fee of P100, will be charged as range fees.
Trinity Hall will play host to a gospel winter warmer this Saturday.
There are not many gospel shows in the country but there are thousands of local gospel artists. Lack of shows has seriously crippled the growth of the genre to a point where they have to rely heavily on the South African counterparts who usually come at a hefty price.
The Makawana a Wesele and Umthobo wa Mawesele Gospel choir features Basha ba Wesele, Bakhetoa Ba Morena, Heaven Voices, Love and Peace, Mafika a Tumelo, Christ Ambassadors.
The show starts at 19:30hrs and P30 gets you in.
IT’S NOT A WRAP
Unlike A.T.I ga ke Lekhete, but I can spot one from a distance. Rappers or machete as they are usually called are a special breed in many regards.
They have similar traits in terms of life style, how they walk, dress, talk, the girls or guys they date and they way they pose for photos. Yes you can tell from one’s posture that he has hip hop in their blood stream. Now Due Rap/The Rap’s Ghetto Rillz sleeve dos not say hip at first glance; true that sleeve photo should have gone straight to the archives.
The back picture is fine, but only for a gospel album. A CD sleeve should not just be a wrap around, but a creative piece of art meant to get people’s attention. There are semiprofessional photographers who can do a better job for a minimal fee. It’s an open secret that artists are struggling financially but quality does not come cheap. A talented artist nonetheless; it gets 5 out of 10.
GOIN GREEN THROUGH ART
From next week Wednesday an artist and art therapist Camola Valarezo will host a workshop on tapestry weaving with natural and recycled materials at the Healing Arts Gallery, Debswana House Main Mall.
Attendants of the workshop will learn to make a wall tapestry in the traditional way, with the innovation of using all materials that one had stored in their studios. All the boxes and plastics from one’s kitchen or office and garden rubble will be turned into a fine piece of art.
Valarezo has been leaving in Botswana for the past four years. This innovative idea was her way of contributing to building a Green Botswana. Similar workshops have been held in Maun and Dukwi.