HAVE A WONDERFUL FESTIVE
It has been yet another roller coaster year for Big Weekend (BW).
This page has since its inception given upcoming artists from all genres a platform to express themselves and reach out to a wider audience.
From the days of Rudeboy and Sid BW is still the platform especially for the less known artists.
The positive criticism and level headed reviews of shows and CDs is what has made the Voice the Preferred newspaper for entertainment and I just hope this continues in the coming year.
Now with so much lined up this festive don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Voice on the 10th January 2014 to catch up with the latest news.
Have yourself a wonderful festive.
The Fresh Exclusive Club Managing Director Manex’s line up of activities starts on the 20th with Vee’s Album launch at the club followed by Tash’s Back to School Bash which will have the likes of Mosako, Team Distant and La Timmy.
On the 22nd there will be a Beach Volley ball tournament with DJ’s such as Chris Pounds and Core.
On the 23rd DJ Big Pun who is Fresh Exclusive’s residential DJ will host a Pre Party for St Louis Export and Castle Lite Summer Splash.
The pre party will signal the starting of a two days festival termed Fresh Summer Splash at Sakaumba Farm.
Starting at 1500hrs the highlight of the show will be the battle of lady DJs, DJ Jam-N-I against Lolo of Soul Candy.
There will be performances by HT-Tautona with DJ Cue, Core, Tony Da Vito, Jakes and Big Pun.
On Christmas day there will be a family fun day.
Gracing the event will be MJ of Generations with D-Nice, DJ Seven, Big Pun and Chris Pounds.
Camping will also be allowed for the two days event. On Boxing Day, there will be a show dubbed back to the club which will be a Dancehall night with VJ Mitchell.
P50 gets you in, or P200 for VIP.
PALAPYE PLEASE CLAP YOUR HANDS
Palapye will be on fire on Christmas even as the annual ‘Clap your hands’ festival returns.
This is an annual show organized by Flamboyant Entertainment. The first one, in 2011 starred Zakes Bantwini.
The following year award winning Micasa and Vetkuk vs Mahoota entertained guests.
This year the show will feature SA’s big shot Donald of the hit “Over the moon” and American vocalist Monique Bingham of hit song “Take me to my love”.
“This gives a good platform for local acts and Dj’s to showcase their talent in front of thousands of viewers.
Local artists include BOMU man of the moment Vee and various artists,” said one of the organizers, Tshimologo Bonang.
Morobosi is on its fifth year running with an overall aim and of objectives of providing world class entertainment, promoting village tourism and stimulating village economy.
It also aims at generating employment and raising income in rural areas order to reduce urban drift.
The event is held annually on the 31st December and 1st January (2 days event) at the foothill of Tswapong Hills (Between two Villages Goo Tau &Manaledi).
The main attractions for this year’s event are Aluku Rebels(UK), KalawaJazmee, Divalash, Jack Rooster(Nairobi) and a host of local DJs including BOMU award winner Fondo Fire.
This is album is no doubt Township Music Volume II.
Dramaboi’s lyrics are laden with stories from some of the low class sections of the society and perhaps that is why he appeals to a wider section of fans.
Although the first album was an HSP Production, Drama still kept his street appeal on this album.
The 14 track album has songs like Run the streets, Pumpkin, True story, Candy, Make a movie, Roma nna, Utlwa and A re eng featuring Nnunu.
The young rapper has shown tremendous growth and his song with Nnunu will definitely win him new fans.
Well it’s still Drama wa Makeishane, sick as ever. The album gets 8 out of 10.
He is among the most talented rappers in the country.
Accused on many occasions for being too urban, Euri has gone on to show that he can hold his own in the Motswako genre.
He however made it clear that his target is the urban market with the 2013 Mix tape “We run the streets”.
His latest album “From Francistown with love” is super dope.
Featuring the likes of Scar, HHP, Lizibo, Khenzo, Zuziwe and Brando this album will make any doubting Tomas eat humble pie.
The 10 track album has songs like Hello, Mosadi, Nnetane, 1966, Pula, Hoilday and my favourite Bammagwato.
With this album Euri was looking beond the Botswana market. It gets 9 out of 10.