Metropolitan Botswana, in collaboration with Hotwire, will treat Batswana music lovers to a concert with an interesting and colourful line up of 100-percent local artists from various genres of music.
It is rightfully themed “Generations in Harmony” and will be staged on November 24, 2012 at Botswana Craft in Gaborone and on December 1st, 2012 at Thapama in Francistown.
Speaking at a media briefing in Gaborone, One Oreeng, the Marketing and Communications Executive, explained that this benefit was part of the Corporate Social Investment towards arts and culture.
Oreeng stressed Metropolitan Botswana’s commitment to the ultimate growth and stability of the local music industry.
Five-time Channel O award winner and current nominee, Game ‘Zeus’ Bantsi, is part of the quartet that will be wowing the crowd on the day of the concert.
Zeus predominantly offers hip hop, locally known as motswako. He was also a representative for Botswana at a Big Brother Africa game show.
Lady of Jazz songstress, Kearoma Rantao, will also serenade music lovers with her deep, soulful, jazzy sounds.
Rantao, who recently released her debut solo album, has made her mark in the music industry and has gone so far as battling it out with South African music veterans at one of her festivals.
Attendees will be sure to enjoy songs from Standard Bank Jazz sensation, Shanti Lo, who has performed alongside renowned international Jazz musos across the world. And from another generation, as stipulated in the theme music, legend Banjo Mosele will also be performing alongside them.
Other artists performing on this night include the winner of the local talent show, ‘My Star’, Sharon, Lee Tshepana, The Incrowds, Lizzie Lizibo, The Veterans band and, spinning the decks, will be Dj Kenzo.
The MC for the night, who will be sure to leave the audience in stitches, is local comedian and entertainer Joel, a.k.a. ‘Ntsoro’.
On how this concert will benefit arts and culture, performer, Shanti Lo indicated that concerts like this were essential for the growth of the music industry.
“(Such concerts bridge the gap between the creative industry and the corporate world,” said Shanti Lo, adding that artists usually get an opportunity to form collaborations due to their respective genre confinements, “therefore, to be awarded an opportunity to share the stage like this may lead to collaborations as musicians get out of their comfort zones”.
This is the fourth initiative towards arts and culture brought by Metropolitan Botswana.
“Metropolitan Botswana has a long history of working to develop the cultural space in Botswana,” said Oreeng.