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Weekend gig guide

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Mohalenyane Phakela

REVELERS will be spoilt for choice this weekend with the array of entertainment events lined up in different parts of the country starting tomorrow.

FRIDAY

KETEU EP LAUNCH

South African-based Hip Hop muso Kommanda Obbs will launch his extended project (EP) titled Keteu at Club 4Fordy in Khubetsoana. He is expected to perform seven tracks from the offering including Ke Tauoe Fu which is currently receiving airplay on some of the South African radio stations. Supporting acts will include Andrianto, Tšepe Motopela, J Cob, Meloh, Leomile, Majuka and Palycetra.

MAKIRIKIRI INVASION

Four Batswana artistes are due in the country for the second edition of the LEBO Music Project. The project is aimed at promoting musical exchanges between Lesotho and Botswana hence the name LEBO which is an acronym derived from the names of the two countries. Traditional Tswana musician Shumba Ratshega and rappers Mmemo, Baxon as well as Lanie will share the stage with local acts Dunamis and Juvy at Victory Hall in Moshoeshoe II.

SATURDAY

BEER, MEAT AND BANDS FESTIVAL

This will be the first in what should become annual festivals and it will be held at Baduza Family Park from morning till evening. Patrons should expect to sample different beers courtesy of SAB Miller while there will be traditional and modern foods galore. A cooking competition has also been lined up. The likes of Leomile, Majisto, Acoustic Duo and Jukebox are expected to heat up the stage with their performances.

LESOTHO COLOUR FESTIVAL

Maseru Club grounds will be filled with 5k colour powders during the inaugural Lesotho Colour Festival. The 5k colours are said to be safe for the skin, eyes and clothing and they can also be easily washed away. Fireworks are expected from the likes of American DJ and vocalist Harrison Crump, British Disc spinner and producer Charles Webster, Batswana artists (Mr Massie, Ban T and Khenzo), South African acts (Duncan and DJ Finzo) and a horde of local acts including Kot Inferno, Dj Marvel, Zagro DJs, L-Tore, AxoMind, Kaytee Fresh, KTA Kings, Kopper, Hally, Afro DJ and Dallas T.

MISS LESOTHO SUNDAY EXPRESS 2017

Twenty six models will contest for the prestigious national beauty title at the Victory Hall in Moshoeshoe II. The winner will serve as brand ambassador of the Sunday Express publication as well as engage in several community projects. She will also represent Lesotho at next year’s Miss World pageant. Entertainment will be provided by Sir Schaba, Mobstar, Twin & Mitchel and the Change among artistes.

SWITCHMAN CD LAUNCH

Kwaito star, Switchman will launch his debut album titled Sejo Sa Tlhaho at Ea Rona Logde in Masianokeng. The 2013 Vodacom Superstar winner will be supported by South African acts Lady D, Glenstar and Stoan Candi as well as local artistes such as Lele Khesue, Stlofa, Gudoza, Skebz D, Drigger, Rifle 3 Shots, Blaze and Ray. 

1st ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE SHOW

Ozone Club in Hlotse will bring the curtain down on their Independence celebrations with beach-style event that will feature music acts as well as sporting activities like volleyball and netball. Some of the performers expected to grace the event are Apollo Ntabanyane, Bhudaza, Fatere, Afro Sound Band, Senqu Jazz Band, Mavele, DJ Tseko, Trybz, Mekonko, Juvy, Jcob and Mookho to name a few alongside South African DJ Lovers, Stone Candi and Pale Rose with former Generations (SABC soapie) stars, Senzo and Jason as the MCs.

MISS GAY 2016

People’s Matrix Association will host the third edition of their annual Miss Gay pageant at Victoria Hotel in Maseru. The organisation conducts advocacy work on behalf of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered and intersex people.

CLAP AND TAP MUSIC SHOW

Multi award-winning South African community choir, Lejoe La Motheo, is set to make its debut appearance in Lesotho at Victory Hall in Moshoeshoe II. Lejoe la Motheo will be hosted by local choral group, Balopolloa Ba Morena and will share the stage with local acts Stlofa and Fire Ministries. On Sunday the group heads to Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village for various cultural activities including dances like Mokhibo and Ntlamo. 

RUN FOR COVER WEEKEND

The event will kick-off with a paintball game during the day which will be followed by a music show in the evening to celebrate the Halloween season. Local acts such as Juvy, Trybs, El’Asla, Lym and Box Fr3sh will entertain patrons. The paintball games will continue to Sunday.

SUNDAY

MUSIC BEYOND BOUNDARIES

4Fordy Club plays host to the House Music Explosion featuring South African disc spinners Soulful Pex, Analogue, SK Dog and G Vlei as well as local DJs Mekonko, Tshepzadj, Thoxie, Milano and Spooner. The South African edition of this event will be staged in December.

 

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