Grooving in the Ghetto Friday 15 September, 2023

Grooving in the Ghetto
L-R: Baboni, St John Metsimotlhabe & Sinvula III


Maitengwe-born Gospel artist, Baboni Ba Lesedi (born Baboni Mpuru) has released a six-track album titled ‘Lesedi la Morena’.

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The 32-year-old currently based in Francistown recorded her beautiful Zion Christian Church (ZCC) influenced album at Soul Beats Studios.

There’s no doubting the artist’s vocal ability and her full range clearly comes out in this well-polished project.

The album was produced by Sannebouy Rradiphophi, and co-produced by Star Benjamin of Star Records and Vincent Maswabi of Sound Heart Studio.

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Songs to look out for include title track ‘Lesedi la Morena’, ‘Jwale ke ta goroga’, ‘Selelo’ and ‘Merwalo’.

Rating: 7.5/10.

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Veekuahane (Basubiya) across the country and from neighbouring nations will once again come together to celebrate the Veekuhane Cultural Festival.

Known as Cisiya Nkulu, the feel-good fest was founded in 2006 with one aim of fostering community participation and self-development.

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This year it is held under the theme: ‘Ku lyitumererera muzavalyiro ne lulyimi lweetu (Promoting and celebrating our dress code and language)’.

A member of the publicity team, Kabelo Kgakololo, told GiG they expect the Veekuhani from Boteti, Gumare, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe to gather at Kavimba Cultural Site on 23rd September.

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He revealed that since his coronation in December 2021, Veekunae leader, Munitenge Liswaani Sinvula III has focused his energies on uniting his fragmented tribe across Botswana and Southern Africa.


Four choirs will battle it out at the annual Central Clap and Tap Legendary Show in Palapye this Saturday.

Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) multipurpose Hall will host Barorisi Ba Morena (RSA), St John Metsimotlhabe, BIUST Clap n’ Tap and Bagaka Ba Tumelo from Serowe.

The four outstanding choirs are expected to turn the heat on and summon the Holy Spirit to bless the hundreds of revelers attending the show.

Early bird tickets are selling for P100, P150 for a standard ticket and P250 for two.

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