The Shona language used in the song Chino Mudana has failed to serve as a barrier. People have fallen in love with the song like nobody’s business.
When Oupa Mutasa, affectionately known as DJ Gouveia released the hit single, it never crossed his mind that the song will reach the national anthem status.
Every street corner belts the song. And last Friday night was another night. Scores of revellers at the Francistown’s prominent hangout joint, Lizard Entertainment melted into dance as DJ Gouveia took over at the ones and twos.
Club patrons took the floor by storm and danced the night away as the Radio Botswana (RBII) presenter turned the vinyl.
With the support from DJ Colastraw (Bonno Ngaka) and the ever joyful DJ La Timmy (Timothy Sabuta) of the Nanzala Vuke fame, the night turned into an awesome outing.
Troubled by the ever decaying cultural values in their community, Ditiragalo Theatre Group based at Tatisiding village in the north eastern part of the country is doing everything within its power to revive culture.
Escalating levels of crime, rising statistics of murder and suicides among lovers and poverty have eroded cultural values at Tatisiding village.
It is against this background that the group wants to examine the culture around them. Moshe Matenge, the group chairperson said their main mandate is to educate members of the public about culture.
The 26-year-old actor said the group that was established in 2007 and got registered the following year, aspires to play a significant role in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country.
Last year, Matenge said his group was contracted by Youth Health Organization (YOHO) to educate people about the consequences of being involved in multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP).
Popular MC Maswe (Thapelo Maleka) and the Beauty Queens have joined forces with Gongmaster (Ketshabile Mponang) in a promising partnership that has got the potential of taking the local music industry by a storm.
Drawing lessons from their recent joint performance at Maunatlala community hall in the Tswapong area, the partnership has a lot of potential.
This is so because it is unique in the sense that it is bringing traditional and mbanxanga under one roof. MC Maswe is in his own class when it comes to live performance.
Now bringing the two under the same roof, music enthusiasts should brace for a masterpiece every time they attend their shows.
A relatively new entrant in the music industry, Brother Sthini has released a six track album titled Christmas Kumnandi. Gaolathe Thaloganyo, who goes by the stage name Brother Sthini, said the album was recorded at Kasi Media Records with all the songs mixed and mastered at the same studio.
The first song, Gaolathe is his self introductory expression to the music industry that he is here for good. Christmas Kumnandi is the title track and talks about the festivities associated with the festive season.
The third song is Ekelani Umntwana, which simply means leave the child alone. Other three songs that make the album are Talent, Botshelo and Nkamogele.