Renowned South African jazz singer Ringo Mandlingozi has promised to give revelers the best he has to offer when he performs at Botswana Craft Marketing next month.
The show is jointly sponsored by The Voice Newspaper,Duma FM and Botswana Craft Marketing.
Ringo as he is known to most is billed to perform at the venue on September 17.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday he promised a show that will feature music from all his 13 albums.
“The songs will bring memories to a lot of people. There will be a lot of love on and off stage,” he said.
On another development Ringo encouraged local artists to do their best to suit their music to the time they are living in without comprising themselves.
“My music changes with the times. I go with the new sound but never lose my identity and I think that can work for any artist.
Going on to encourage Batswana artists to learn the basics of their art so they can understand what they are doing better and avoid being ripped off by those who know more than themselves he said: “knowing how to play an instrument helps one get the sound they want. If you cannot play an instrument and dictate you end upon compromising your music. You also run the risk of having your song stolen by whoever you are dictating to,’’ he said.
Tickets for the show which will also feature the Botswana Jazz Quartet and Eugene Jackson cost P200.00 and will be sold in advance at the Botswana Craft Marketing.