Brass troupe to blow Maseru away
GOSPEL ensemble, Mahlaseli Brass Band, will host renowned South African brass band Sons of Aaron at AME Hall in Khubetsoana on Saturday.
Mahlaseli Brass Band is a 34-member African Methodist Episcopal (AME) group from the church’s St Peters parish in Khubetsoana. Formed in 2006, the ensemble plays brass instruments without vocal accompaniment.
According to the band’s manager, Pastor Kaizer Matoba, Sons of Aaron would be the first group they have hosted, adding that both groups fell under the ambit of AME. Sons of Aaron was popularised by their hit, Diphiri Makunutu, which has become an anthem among Christendom in Lesotho and South Africa.
He said the South Africans were expected to arrive in the country tomorrow.
“We are both part of the AME church with the Sons of Aaron, although they are based in Zone 11, Sebokeng in South Africa,” Pastor Matoba said.
“The reason for their visit is for us to be in one accord as we pray for Lesotho and ask God to strengthen His Majesty (King Letsie III), to endow him with power and wisdom.”
He said they would start off with a morning mass on Saturday at the church premises in Khubetsoana, and head to Thaba Bosiu where they will pray for Lesotho and give the Sons of Aaron a tour of the area.
“A concert will then be held that evening, and we can promise a night of musical bliss. The event will also feature the church choir which will juxtapose the instrument performances to spice up the show.”
Pastor Matoba said plans were afoot to hold similar shows on an annual basis with the main emphasis being on the prayer sessions. He added that Mahlaseli Brass Band was working on an album, but would not be drawn to reveal any more details.
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