Re Batswana Music Ensemble which is a vibrantly spirited showcase of Traditional, Folk, Afro Jazz and Contemporary Music of Botswana is set to entertain at the 8th Dr Kim’s memorial golf tournament. The ensemble is collectively led by Lister Boleseng, the song bird Nnunu Ramogotsi, the legendary Ndingo Johwa and the ever cheerful Lekofi Sejeso.
Audiences will be taken aback to ancient Tswana times through Accapella traditional songs, accompanied by clapping and dance, culminating in present day contemporary compositions that honour culturally inspired rhythms and expressions.sThe origin of this music and cultural exchange tour program began in 2011 when the Producer, Soares Katumbela, recognized the need and value in promoting local musicians abroad.
In 2015 The Ensemble completed a successful tour of Switzerland and Sweden where they represented Botswana music and culture. The success of this tour has awarded ReBatswana Music Ensemble another opportunity to tour the following destinations: Beijing China 23rd September 2016; Uppsala, Sweden 28th September 2016 and Berlin, Germany 30th September 2016.
Other engagements where RBME are booked to perform and celebrate will be confirmed soon. As they prepare for the big tour RBME will be engaged in a number of performances to build momentum, share their journey with their country folk and raise funds for their mission. Among these performances are:
Dr. Kim’s Memorial Golf Tournament in Selebi Phikwe, Gaborone International Music and Culture Week-Jazz concert with Jonathan Butler in Gaborone, Millennium Jazz Restaurant and they will also perform at Krugersdorp Centenary Hall in South Africa
In Phikwe RBME will facilitate the donations to charitable organisations along with Soprano Bikers and Letsatsi Renewable Energy (Pty)Ltd.