Brass troupe to blow Maseru away

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

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.

SONS of aaron brass band

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