Hi Note Entertainment has now built a reputation.
They can easily be the best recording studio in the country looking at a number of brilliant albums they have recorded.
“Ke a ineela” a gospel album by Kgomotso is a sing along package.
The nine track album has a couple of well known tunes like “Madi a tswa maqebeng”, We glorify you and Monhadi.
Kgomotso however manages to add a personal element to these timeless hymns and with Tshepo Lesole on the production you have a perfect recording.
Some of the songs recorded live include Mambo sawa sawa, Miracle working God, Si qhobile, O mogolo, the medley We glorify your name and Holy.
The popular Prophet Mangadi is also featured in the album. It gets a 7 out of 10.
The music industry has more casualties than success stories.
The list of musicians who could have made but never did is long and perhaps that is where promoter and Duma Fm jazz host Soares Katumbela was coming from in his advise for the German bound Kalahari Roses.
“There should be somebody to seriously scrutinize contracts.
You girls should be clear on what or how much you are going to get from nay deal,” Katumbela said to the excited bunch.
Katumbela’s who has managed to turn Shanti Lo into a brand that he is today is spot on. We all know about Paul Simon’s Grace land album.
Our own Bro John Selolwane was part of all that. Simon came out a millionaire and the same cannot be said about Selolwane and others who made the album one of the top selling in the world.
Grace land is still selling today and perhaps Katumbela just wanted to remind Kalahari Roses that “Tales from Botswana” should not be another Graceland.
He is one of the few traditional poets that I enjoy listening to, but even Kgaladua has to accept that traditional music has now become monotonous.
The beat has been overplayed, the choruses sounds the same and the money is just not coming.
For a talented and experienced poet like Kgaladua he should be among the highest paid musicians in the country.
His recent six track offering titled “Ba sotla ka nna” further shows that the man knows how to play with the Setswana language.
Some punch lines will certainly have some people talking and like he bluntly puts it those with issue will bear with him.
Some of the songs include Ba ntatola, Khutsanyana, Bolwetsi jwa thogo and Flying machine. The album gets 6 out of 10.
The annual Madam Queen/Riverwalk Shopping Complex Spring Line Fashion Show is back this Saturday.
The event that features mostly models from Madam Queen Modeling Agency is expected to start at 10am until 15:30 in the afternoon.
Riding on her newly found fame, former Big Brother Africa house mate Motamma Sesinyi will be the MC of the day, while Junior Miss Botswanawiner Khamilah Mahommad will also be in attendance.
Still excited about their Germany trip next weekend; new ensemble Kalahari Roses will stage a concert on the 23rd August at Botswanacraft.
The group that comprises of vocalists Nnunu Ramogotsi, Kearoma Rantao and Letso Motshidiemang is expected to give locals a pre-view of the Germany tour.
With the highly anticipatedalbum “Tales from Botswana” where they collaborated with the German/Irish group Celtic Fusion the Friday show is an opportune time for all music lovers to be part of a history.
Arthur Mafokate is making a return to Botswana accompanied by the sassy Chomee of ‘Jiva sexy’ fame.
The two South African kwaito stars will perform at Botswanacraft on 27 September during Lecco’s Peri Peri album launch.
With his recent hit “Tlhokoloza” still a favourite in the country, this is pantsula party not to be missed. Admission is P100.