Kekana lined up for old school show

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

LOVERS of old school mu­sic are in for treat when yes­ter­year South African mu­sic greats de­scend on Maseru for the Waar Was Jy (loosely trans­lated to mean ‘Where were you’) con­cert at the Vic­to­ria Ho­tel Pool­side on 23 De­cem­ber.

Mu­sic leg­ends Steve Kekana, Zizi Kongo, Condry Ziqubu, Johnny Mokhali and CJB will head­line the event hosted by en­ter­tain­ment group, Stone Sound which is aimed tak­ing the old timers down mem­ory lane while show­ing the younger gen­er­a­tion how their fore­bears used to party dur­ing their hal­cyon years.

Kekana who is no stranger to the coun­try wowed the town­ships in Apartheid-era South Africa with an eclec­tic mix of hits such as Shine On, Take Your Love And Keep It and col­lab­o­rated with Sipho ‘Hot­stix’ Mabuse on the mega dance an­them Burn Out.

Songstress Kongo is best known for the catchy Come Duze while Ziqubu’s big­gest hit was Sko­rokoro.

CJB’S clas­sic Tonight I Need Some­body re- mains a favourite on juke­box ma­chines while Johnny Mokhali is best known for the track Ler­ato la Batho ba ba­beli.

Stone Sound boss, DJ Counter Force this week told the Week­ender that, “as much as older peo­ple pre­fer to al­ways be work­ing hard, they also need to re­fresh and if one looks at the en­ter­tain­ment scene they are left out of the cir­cle”.

He said he had a good ap­pre­ci­a­tion “of this mu­sic and I re­alised that it is the type of mu­sic that never goes of style”.

He said he had also gained ex­pe­ri­ence in host­ing such shows along­side his com­pa­tri­ots DJ Tseko and busi­ness­man Leuta Leuta un­der their com­pany Lestoku.

“We have been host­ing such shows as Lestoku dur­ing the winter months us­ing an in­door venue which could not ac­com­mo­date many peo­ple but this edi­tion which came af­ter strong re­quests will be an out­door event to ac­com­mo­date ev­ery­one”.

He said Kekana would con­tinue to visit the coun­try as he had sev­eral al­bums and is the most ap­pre­ci­ated by the lo­cal mar­ket”.

FROM left: Johnny Mokhali, Steve Kekana and Condry Ziqubu are billed to per­form at the Waar Was Jy show.

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