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A trio of musician is breathing new existence into Setswana music.
Going as Encore, the ensemble of Kabelo Thomane from Kagiso, Keabetswe Kototsi from Atteridgeville and Peter Letswalo from Mamelodi are making their presence in the song enterprise felt with their hit unmarried Lerato. It’s a touchingly sincere, candy and moving ode to like. Celebrating the beauty of being in love and lacking your sweetheart. The music produced via Mondli Ngcobo is stripped all the way down to the bare requirements with just Kabelo on guitar and vocals, Peter on piano and Keabetswe on bass and vocals.
The three men met at the same time as analyzing music at the SA nation Theatre in Pretoria in 2009 and the organization connected organically way to their numerous jam classes, impromptu and deliberate within the practice session rooms.
very quickly they discovered themselves at the large degree acting at the ladies’s Day competition held at the Pretoria show grounds a few months later. This got here after a friend who become one of the organisers called on them as a band to join the road-up.
This landmark overall performance positioned them on the direction to even greater hearts and pumped them up with self belief to grow the organization.
they have got seeing that featured at the pleasure of Jazz competition in Joburg, the Capital Arts pageant, Rendezvous venue and the African Jazz night all in Pretoria. they also earned some corporate gigs even performing alongside Vusi Mahlasela.
The band changed into located via On factor data founder Modise Kgomo once they done on the residence of Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa all through a golf day reception earlier this year. He right now signed them on taken by their originality, genuineness and easy going technique to tune.
The reality that additionally they sang so superbly their mom tongue – the first-rate manner to specific oneself – become a massive bonus.
And now they have stumbled upon a fertile target market prepared to be serenaded by way of Setswana balladeers. At every one of their performances at a marriage, a corporate occasion or a concert they hold prevailing new followers.
“We took a risk making a song in Setswana but after seeing the fine response we’ve got received self assurance and haven’t any doubt that we’re at the right route,” says Kabelo.
Keabetswe provides that their songs usually strike a chord with music fans. “We in no way idea we might see human beings cry over our song, but we’ve seen it. people lose it or even ask us to carry out Lerato for up to 4 times,” he says.
It’s no longer handiest enthusiasts begging for extra of Encore, the band is also making strides with their media presence. They were profiled on indicates like Afro Cafe on SABC2 and radio stations MetroFM, KayaFM, SAfm and GagasiFM and newspapers like Sowetan.
Their affect has even unfold beyond South African borders with legions of enthusiasts in Lesotho where they’ve completed regularly. they have got even had correspondence from American enthusiasts who won’t recognize the language but are moved by means of their soulful renditions.
for their imminent album, scheduled for August 2016 launch. Encore is running with Theo Kgosinkwe , Tsepo Tshola among others being produced via the likes of “Guffy”, Godfrey Pilane .
Kabelo is composing maximum of the songs and says he attracts from his vast information of Setswana that he studied at school and speaks at domestic.
Encore pushes melody and poetic lyric matters that set them other than maximum singers of today.
“Our dream is to be the first humans to go deeper in Setswana and to prove that it could be romantic. We’re here to live and we are able to maintain to get our name available,” enthuses Kabelo.