Black Mo­tion tour all set to roll around the coun­try

The Sunday Independent - - News - AMANDA MALIBA

HOUSE mu­sic duo Black Mo­tion are go­ing on a na­tional mu­sic tour of six cities across the coun­try this month and next.

Black Mo­tion will visit Johannesburg, Dur­ban, Cape Town, Bloem­fontein and Port El­iz­a­beth be­fore head­ing to their home­town, Pre­to­ria.

“The tour rep­re­sents what we are about, show­cas­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion between us and how we as a brand are able to stick to our roots while pro­duc­ing mu­sic,” says Thabo Mabog­wane aka Tha­bosmol, who with Bon­gani “Mur­dah” Mo­hosana com­prises Black Mo­tion.

On tour they will fuse se­lec­tions from their up­com­ing al­bum with their pre­vi­ous hit songs.“It will work into the at­mos­phere of where we are, the sur­round­ings, etc,” says Tha­bosmol.

The duo are also work­ing on a new al­bum, a year and a half af­ter the re­lease of their al­bum Ya Badimo.

The mu­sic of the new al­bum is in­spired by their ex­pe­ri­ences while tour­ing, es­pe­cially from their trip to Detroit in the US, Tha­bosmol says.

“That trip ex­pe­ri­ence will be the one that shapes the al­bum be­cause of the many jazz melodies we learnt from Detroit; the sound, the meth­ods they use in com­ing up with mu­sic will be a great in­flu­ence.”

Tha­bosmol as­sures Black Mo­tions fans the duo won’t steer too far from their roots on the new al­bum.

“We won’t leave our roots and try to fol­low what­ever trends are out there, but will stay on a Black Mo­tion path with more added value,” he says.

The al­bum is ex­pected to be ready by mid-year.

“It’s all about the pas­sion and what got us where we are to­day. We can’t get here and be big-headed. Each of us has our own vi­sions, but a sim­i­lar goal as to where we want to go.

“With that com­bined, we are able to work to­wards achiev­ing big­ger and bet­ter,” he says.

‘Tha­bosmol’ Mabog­wane and Bon­gani ‘Mur­dah’ Mo­hosana abathi from Black Mo­tion.

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