Clap n’ tap groups prom­ise fire­works

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

SOUTH African clap n’ tap pioneers, Barorise Ba Morena, have promised to bring the house down dur­ing their per­for­mance at le­sotho Wool and Mo­hair Hall in Moshoeshoe ii on Sun­day.

the Soweto-based troupe is set to share the stage with lo­cal choirs Bakhethilo­eng Ke Morena and lerato la Bol­umeli in a show or­gan­ised by taelo Pali of en­ter­tain­ment out­fit Made2rok Events Man­age­ment.

Baror­isi Ba Morena spokesper­son, lucky tlou told the Week­ender this week that they would come to le­sotho “fully charged up”.

“nowa­days, less and less peo­ple at­tend church ser­vices and a lot of them have turned against god, so we will be us­ing our mu­sic to re­vive the back­slid­den and win back lost souls be­cause we can­not al­low the devil to win this war,” he said from his base in Soweto.

tlou said clap n’ tap mu­sic lovers should ex­pect a lot more from their reper­toire dur­ing the per­for­mance since only two other groups were lined up.

“Dur­ing our last per­for­mance in le­sotho, at the na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in 2013, we shared the stage with many groups and could not per­form for a long time,” he said.

“But since we are only three groups, this time around, fans should ex­pect songs from the 28 al­bums un­der our belt, in­clud­ing new ma­te­rial which will be re­leased soon.”

Formed in 1965, Baror­isi Ba Morena’s mem­ber­ship ex­clu­sively con­sists of St Ja­cobs Saviours Church con­gre­gants.

Con­tacted for com­ment, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Bakhethilo­eng Ke Morena and lerato la Bol­umeli said they were also look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the stage with the clap n’ tap trail­blaz­ers.

“Baror­isi Ba Morena is a very pow­er­ful group which we feel priv­i­leged to share the stage with once again,” said Kha­lala lerotholi of Bakhethilo­eng Ke Morena, adding that they would per­form tracks from their de­but al­bum which will be re­leased in De­cem­ber.

“We have im­proved our per­for­mances since our last meet­ing, so they should ex­pect a more pol­ished per­for­mance from us, es­pe­cially from our lead singers.”

Mpo­lai tsabeng of lerato la Bol­umeli also chipped in say­ing: “Be­fore we per­formed along­side Baror­isi Ba Morena, we did not know how to thrill au­di­ences.

“But since the 2013 show, we have worked hard to im­prove our stage pres­ence and song de­liv­ery. Baror­isi Ba Morena should ex­pect a pow­er­ful per­for­mance from us un­like be­fore.”

Bakhethilo­eng Ke Morena was formed 14 years ago and is made up of 78 mem­bers while 22-mem­ber lerato la Bol­umeli was formed in 1993 and al­ready has two al­bums to its name.

BAROR­ISI BA MORENA PER­FORM­ING IN this file PIC­TURE.

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