A fusion of African, German and Irish musical styles performed by European band Celtic Fusion in collaboration with Kabo Leburu is expected to be part of the fare at Mascom Live session, an international festival billed for Botswana Craft on March 19.
Traditional folk guitarist Stampore will also grace the event.
The concert will be an experience of a musical blend of rock, folk, jazz, classical, traditional and world styles and sounds performed by Peter Herrmann, Norbert Volker and Don O’Connor.
During his stint in Botswana, O’Connor will also hold a music workshop for students at Motse Wa Badiri Camphill Community in Otse that will end with a charity concert.
Obonye Malope, Communications Manager of Mascom Cellular, the main sponsor of the Mascom Live Session concert, said the aim is to give a platform to local artists.
She said that Mascom has a history of sponsoring local activities, particularly in the My African Dream and My Star shows. She revealed that the Mascom calendar shows that there will be 10 shows coming up during the year.
The Mascom Live Session is the curtain raiser.
“We want to elevate local artists with the best new dance sounds,” said Malope. She said exciting developments and different entertainment activities are expected with another concert slated for April.
The host, Botswana Graft Managing Director Oliver Groth, said such music concerts are also in line with preservation and promotion of culture and heritage.
“This is expected to promote local artistic and cultural creations,” said Groth, labeling the concert ‘back to the roots’.
He said Botswana Craft is about the exchange of culture and other ideas and promised the event will offer a night to remember.
Kabo Leburu said he will be working with Celtic Fusion and promised new songs from his upcoming album will feature in the show. Traditional folk musician Stampore also promised to play other upcoming album tracks. He paid tribute to Solomon Monyame, who has been in the music industry for a long time, for his training and support.
Botswana Craft is also expected to accommodate multitudes who have been thirsty for jazz, traditional and classical music.