CHIBUKU ROAD TO FAME GETS UNDERWAY
Famous South African disco musician, Dan Tshanda is expected to headline the first ever Chibuku Road to Fame talent Search competition expected to roar into life today (Friday) at the BOCCIM Hall in Francistown.
Known for his songs that do not age, Tshanda will definitely turn the Ghetto fanatics into being mapantsula.
Other than Tshanda, dreadlocked Mapetla (Thabo Ntirang) is also expected to perform at the competition.
The two artists among others will also judge the competition.
Celebrated and only one of its kinds Mophato Dance Theatre has since early this week been conducting a workshop for both dancers and potential ones in Francistown.
The workshop that started on Monday morning is expected to end tomorrow (Saturday).
According to the organizers, the workshop was made possible thanks to the sponsorship by the Department of Arts and Culture with the aim to nurture the abundant talent scattered all over the northern part of the country.
Despite the fact that the northern part of Botswana has got a lot of talent, it is not popular due to lack of talent cultivation.
The contemporary dance group has been a wonder to many dance lovers and it is a matter of time before it goes regional and international.
According to its facebook page, the group always looks for spontaneous, versatile and talented people.
If you cannot beat them, then join them. The statement sounds tired and old.
But it is a reality in life whether one likes or not. And Dinkwe Nkgoga Traditional Dance troupe can bear a testimony to the old adage.
Relatively new the traditional group has found it profitable not to compete but collaborate with the established musicians.
The Francistown based group has decided to join hands with Franco (Frank Lesokwane) in a bid to boost its popularity across the country.
“Franco has seen it all in the music industry.
And instead of competing with him, we decided to join hands with him,” said one of the group leaders.
CHORAL GROUPS IN F/TOWN MEET
Choral groups in Francistown have this year decided to gather hay while the sun still shines in their quest to revive the attractiveness of the genre to the masses.
Since last year, choral groups in the country’s second city have been doing everything within their power to ensure that the once popular acapela music in the country regains its reputation.
The choral groups have also travelled to nearby villages in order to take the ‘clap and tap’ music to the people.
Moshe Mothimedi of Batlang Morena Gospel Choir said a total of about seven groups are expected to converge at Leseding Hall in Francistown tomorrow (Saturday) night.
Mothimedi said the desire is to reach the feat attained by the popular and most followed KTM Choir if not surpassing the achievements attained by the later.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the show in large numbers.