Most people who turned up for the Be Mobile Ke Ya Rona Festival at the Majestic Five Hotel in Palapye’s only complaint was they danced the night away.
A good bunch of those spoken to by Voice Entertainment had nothing but praise for the South African legend Jonas Gwangwa and the local duo of Ndingo Johwa and Shanti Lo.
Shanti Lo kicked off the festival and had most of the crowd eating off his hand as he dished out his well known tunes.
Although lacking the usual fire and presence on stage Shanti was professional as ever as he went through his sensuous moves and interacted with the audience.
Ndingo Johwa was next and he too had most in the audience screaming for more as he went through his familiar Ika Jazz programme.
The draw card of the night, the celebrated South African jazz artist, Gwangwa stole the night as he and his band strutted their stuff.
Most of the night crowd seemed mesmerised as they watched the Africa jazz giant energetic performance despite advancing years.
Most who talked to Voice Entertainment after the show said what Gwangwa showed was the most polished jazz performance they had seem in a very long time.
One Kgomotso “Jazzman” Moarabi who travelled all the way from Ghanzi for the historic show which also marked the celebration of Be Mobile’s fifth birthday was all joyful as he told Voice Entertainment: “Gwangwa is phenomenal.
He sounds rehearsed and I think our artists must lean a trick or two from him.
It will help them be better artists and give us better performances”.
Meanwhile Be Mobile officials have promised to after getting feedback to decide whether or not the show, whose proceeds will go charity in the Palapye area, should be an annual event.