LETLHAFULA SOLD OUT
Organizers of the annual Letlhafula Festival have announced that tickets for the show have been sold out.
By Monday this week only 30 tickets remained for the popular show billed for this Saturday.
The Orange sponsored gig has become one of the annual entertainment highlights and has gradually grown in popularity.
Though the traditional cuisine is undoubtedly the main attraction, the Orange Letlhafula SMS competition has also attracted a lot of attention.
This year on e lucky winner will walk away with P50 000 cash.
There will also be other individual prices which includes; home theatre, LED TV, iPhone and a P10 000 voucher.
Meanwhile show organizers have announced that over 25 traditional dishes will form part of the festivities on the day.
Some of the delecasies include mokwetsepe, mmilo juice and other traditional brews.
ELOYI KINGS’ NEW DVD
If Eloyi Kings do not become one of the hottest selling group in the country I will be disappointed.
Just like IPCC, ZCC Mokhukhu and many church based groups who made a lot of money courtesy of the churches large following, I expect the same for this group.
Eloyi is a popular church; they were the in thing before the “Fire” came.
Eloyi Kings’s “Dafita letsa katara” is not your regular gospel beat, but the energy and dance moves are something to behold.
Honestly it is not my regular cup of coffee but if you have never seen the Eloyi guys get down on the dance floor, you need to get yourself a copy.
Some of the songs include “Sello sa Ragele”, Lala go nna, Sokologang, Galaletsa manyeloi and the title track Dafita letsa katara.
The DVD gets 5 out of 10.
DITSALA SINGS HARDSHIPS
This group of friends, who were brought together by their love of traditional music have their work cut out for them.
In an era where traditional music has now began to sound alike it is really difficult for one rise above the rest. Ever wondered why Culture Spears had to do Matebel and Chika?
They had long realized that the traditional beat has become monotonous and needs to be improved.
Ditsala however have decided to go with the tried and tested beat made popular by groups such as Dikakapa and Mokorwana.
The six track album has songs like Batswana ba a lela, Batswana go thata, Goromente, Khutsanyana, Segwenegwene and Talente.
The talent cannot be questioned but perhaps the timing of the album may work against them.
My favourite song is ‘Go thata’ while the song Goromente may catch someone’s attention at the Ministry of Agriculture. It gets 5 out 10.
KABO LEBURU’S XHAIO
From his debut album Footsteps there was never any doubt that the Folk/jazz guitar and harmonica player was destined for bigger things.
He is more than a musician in fact he is bold enough to call himself a “Four piece band”.
His latest single featuring another talented artist Berry Heart is testimony to how talented Leburu is. Xhaio was recorded in 2009, just a year after the release of Footsteps.
“The pattern just came into my mind, I played my fingers across my acoustics, the melody came and tried my level best to capture what I was playing in my head,” said Leburu about how the song was created.
Leburu tells of the emotional stress he had to go through, before putting this song to bed.
In 2010 after he finally decided to perfect it and after discussions with his bassist they decided to use the electric guitar and finally found the groove.
“We left it there, I could not sing because I had no inspiration at all,” he said.
In came Berry Heart, who was sent the beat and came up with an English poem.
“However on the way to record, she changed and did the poem in Sekgalagadi, and it was perfect,” said Leburu.
The last item to be added to the song was the cow bell and the masterpiece was completed.