He is undoubtedly one of the musicians in the country with a world of experience and unmatched passion.
Clement Jackson is a living legend and his contribution to the growth of local music cannot be overemphasized.
The jazz maestro will this Saturday the 21st of September launch his first 7- track solo project titled “The Daze of the weak” at Millennium Jazz Restaurant courtesy of Zen Promotions.
His musical career can be traced back to the late 60′s as a member of the defunct group Original which consisted of Lesotho born South African based jazz legend Tshepo Tshola, the late Malombo Mmereki and the late jazz musician Tsilo Baitsile.
He continued to be part of the musical groups such as Mother alongside Socca Moruakgomo and Kgwanyape Band where he teamed up with the late Duncan Senyatso.
With such a great musical influence, Clement Jackson has inspired a lot of musical talent not only his talented vocalist son Eugene Jackson but also a few household names that include Hellen Dikobe, Nono Siile and Bonnie Fisher just to mention a few.
Famous for doing a lot of cover version songs and performing in weddings, revellers will for the first time get an opportunity to see Clement Jackson and Qru perfom his own indigenous composed songs at Millennium Jazz Restaurant.
Supporting acts at the show include Eugene Jackson, Nono Siile, Tshenolo, Unity Band and Benson Phuthego. Entrance fee to the event is P40.
Maitisong will this Saturday commemorate Maruapula Cultural Week.
The two-day event will start this Friday with a theatre production of “Bana Ba Metsi” directed by an internationally based young Motswana lady, Jessica Lejowa.
The performers are Maru-a-Pula School students featuring KTM Choir.
Other performers for the evening include the well travelled Kalanga Traditional Dancers Bana Bana Ba Ntogwa and the ever exciting Mogwana Traditional Song and Dance.
The whole idea behind the commemoration is the re-imagination of the Botswana independence narrative which acknowledges the contribution of women to the country’s success.
Fresh from a month long tour in Germany; song bird and Afro Jazz sensation Nnunu Ramogotsi is scheduled to perform in Stockholm this month.
Ramogotsi who was part of the Kalahari Roses that toured Germany for a month will have a farewell concert at the Jazz X Change stage on the 22nd of September, 2013.
Accompanied by a full band ensemble, this will be a great show not to be missed.
The talented artist will leave on September 27th and will be back home on October 9th.
To add to the fun this weekend, Soares Katumbela (Dj SK) the Jazz Maestro from DUMA FM will present a live show starting at 4.00pm.
Live interviews and special request are all open for the public. Dinner, light snacks and beverages will be served on order.
Independence Day celebrations will never be the same again in Sekoma, a small settlement between Mabutsane and Jwaneng.
Moathodi Seosenyeng popularly known as “Skwata” in music circles has organized a horse race and fun day event with the aim of raising funds for the elderly.
Speaking to Big Weekend, Skwata said the event will start at 10am and also feature donkey races. “We want people from Jwaneng, Gaborone and surrounding villages to come in large numbers and have fun with us,” said Skwata.
To spice up the event there is also a line-up of artists including Flower Girls, Chikafala, Chase and Magloo.
Tickets cost P50 inclusive of braai and a soft drink, otherwise entry ticket is P20.
DONDOBELEJA SYGOSH DROPS ALBUM
The sleeve tells a different story from what is actually on the CD. Looks can indeed be deceiving.
For a moment I thought could this be our own ‘Zahara?’ But no, that’s not how Sygosh rolls.
Another Dr Tawanda production, the busiest producer in the country.
I have no idea just how many albums his Megabase Studio releases in a month.
Although he should be commended for recording aspiring musicians, Dr Tawanda should be careful because almost all his productions sound the same and it kills the market.
When listening to Flower Girls, for instance, you should not be able to pick similar beats or enhancements from Sygosh album.
The highlight of Sygosh album perhaps is the fact that she has a couple of songs sung in ‘Setswapong’, a language most Batswana find amusing.
The six- track album has songs like Borotho, Dondobeleja, Kgogora, Ga ba rate, Motho wa motho and Mbikinaka. The album gets 5 out of 10.