Cul­tural Spears, Se­lala to rock Le­sotho

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

SOUTH African gospel san­sa­tion Trica Se­lala and Botswana tra­di­tional mu­sic group Cul­tural Spears are billed to per­form at Ma­site Ha Mokaoli in Rothe on Satur­day.

The show will be Se­lala’s de­but per­for­mance in the Moun­tain King­dom while Cul­tural Spears were last in the coun­try in 2012. They will share the stage with lo­cal famo artists, Rabotšo Le Se­manyane and Mo­hale oa Li­ol­ing.

Se­lala and Cul­tural Spears’ man­ager, Mpho Moriri, told the Week­ender from his Jo­han­nes­burg base that the show was or­gan­ised fol­low­ing nu­mer­ous re­quests by fans who wanted to see the artists per­form­ing live.

“Satur­day’s show will be Trica’s much an­tic­i­pated de­but per­for­mance in Le­sotho which was the re­sult of re­quests by Ba­sotho fans,” said Moriri.

“Judg­ing by the pub­lic de­mand on so­cial me­dia, we are ex­pect­ing a large au­di­ence dur­ing the show, and we prom­ise not to dis­ap­point ei­ther with an epic per­for­mance.”

He said Cul­tural Spears fans should look for­ward to new ma­te­rial from the troupe.

“Al­though Cul­tural Spears has been in Le­sotho be­fore, this time around they will be bring­ing more en­ergy and new ma­te­rial,” Moriri said.

“Apart from that, they will be shar­ing the stage with gospel star Trica, so to­gether they will put up a mind-blow­ing per­for­mance. They will be per­form­ing songs from the col­lab­o­ra­tive al­bum they are work­ing on so we are go­ing to dance.”

He said they viewed Le­sotho as their “se­cond home” home, adding that they in­tended to visit as many times as pos­si­ble.

Cul­ture Spears rose to promi­nence with their de­but al­bum, Korone, in 2005. Their se­cond al­bum, Ku­lenyane, won the group sev­eral ac­co­lades in­clud­ing the Botswana Mu­si­cians Union awards in 2010 in the Song of the Year and Best Video of the Year cat­e­gories for the hit track Khulu.

Trica Se­lala is known for such songs as Tsamaya Lesed­ing, Modimo O Hona, Halelu­jha and Ose Lahle Tshepo among oth­ers.

Cul­ture Spears front­man Ka­belo Mogwe

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