Tis’ the season to be merry and to help you celebrate we have highlighted some festive fun options to enjoy in the Ghetto over the holiday break.
RESUSCITATED GOLEDZWA ARTS FESTIVAL HERE
New Year’s Eve will reverberate to song and dance when some of the country’s leading musicians and dance groups take part in this year’s edition of the resuscitated Goledzwa Arts Festival at the stadium.
Francistowners will be able to say farewell to 2012 in style in the company of emerging Hip Hop artist, ATI aka Atlasaone Brian Molemogi alongside a number of well-known artists including the much sought-after DJ Sly (Sylvester Ntshinogang), Eureka, commonly known as the Cover Boy, Wizards of the Deserts and the Tonota-born Mapetla aka Thabo Ntirang.
LIZARD ENTERTAINMENT’S FESTIVE GIG GUIDE
Lizard Entertainment caps a year when it has continued to provide the Ghetto club scene with top rate entertainment with more of the same over the holiday period.
Samuel Molefe, the night joint’s owner, has managed to woo some regional acts to the club including celebrated South African disc jockeys DJ Zinhle, DJ Cindy and DJ Miss Pru
On 20 December the club is expected to host a memorable Ladies Nite with resident disc jockey DJ Bunz and guest Da Drat on the decks.
On Friday 21, the Festive Jam Session with DJ Q, DJ Chang and DJ Bunz is scheduled, with what has been billed as the Traffic Lights Party with DJ T-Man from Yarona FM on Saturday.
DJ T-Man is expected to showcase his trademark Shutdown Mix and will be up against DJ Da Drat doing his Mojo Mix.
DJ Kuda is expected to serve as a guest disc jockey.
On 28 and 29 December 28 a total of 15 DJs from the Ghetto are expected to host a Festive Groove Session.
JOHWA IN JOINT SHOWS WITH ZIM DUB-POET
Botswana’s music legend Ndingo Johwa of the unique Ikalanga Jazz and renowned Zimbabwe’s dub-poet in Albert Nyathi will stage joint shows in Francistown and surrounding villages in the northern part of the country during this festive season.
Uniting the Ndebele and Kalanga tyraditions, Johwa and Nyathi will team up to traverse Botswana’s northeastern and central parts between December 21 and December 31.
Albert Nyathi is Zimbabwe’s premier performance dub-poet and his shows are often backed by powerful music.
KUMBULAEKHAYA GOLEDZWA FESTIVAL INCEPTED
There will a combination of all genres on December 31 2012 during the newly introduced Kumbulaekhaya Goledzwa Festival at Besole Farm – some 30km northeast of Francistown.
The organizer of the event, Tebogo Nkadile said the idea behind the festival is to encourage all people from the north working and residing in the southern part of the country to come home.
Nkadile said most of the people from the north hardly come home during the festive season arguing that there is nothing happening on the entertainment scene in the northern part of the country.
He said they are doing everything within their power to ensure that revelers will be kept entertained during the festive season.
Some of the groups lined up are Mazganda.com, Madala and the MAD GALZ, Tamabrown (the rib cracker) of comedy, Tamajasana and Tshepo of the 2007 My Star Talent show.
Traditional music lovers are also catered for as Chelenje che Ngwao are set to entertain.
There will be also be poetry from Swankiss and Nchirainbow and DJ Oskido from Zimbabwe.