FAMO music sensation Murusu Hlalele is scheduled to perform at the 6th annual South African Women’s Day at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta on 24 August this year in Atlanta, in the United States.
Hlalele was invited by the South African Women’s Alliance which is also celebrating 25 years of South African democracy.
The singer told the Xpress People that he is now working to raise funds for his band as the host organisation will only cater for travel expenses for one person. He said M16 800 for each of his six band members so that they can join him on the trip.
“I can perform by myself but it’s always best to perform as a whole band with me because together we will give an unforgettable performance while at the same time putting the famo music on the map,” Hlalele said.
His band includes a drummer, a guitarist and four dancers although he says he can still travel two.
“I am protective of famo music and its image hence I feel it’s necessary to go to Atlanta and represent Basotho in the right way,” he said.
For each of his six band members, the musician needs M16 800 to cover travel costs but also said he will accept any amount.
“Any form of assistance is welcome even from the government. At this juncture any amount is welcome,” he said.
The singer said he is thrilled by the opportunity to perform in the US as this would be his debut performance in the country.
“This means a lot for me because I have worked with various female famo musicians such as ‘Me ‘Motseng, ‘Me Puseletsoi and ‘Me ‘Mankoko as their guitarist and I am glad I will be part of a celebration which commemorates women.”
Running under the theme South African Excellence and Legacy in Entertainment, the annual South African Women’s Day will be celebrating women like Leleti Khumalo and Abigail Kubeka, legends who have played a vital role in promoting South Africa on the world stage.
The commemoration is hosted to inspire and unify the civil society, business, government and the media to build the reputation of South African talent in the entertainment industry and contribute to its global competitiveness.
The celebration will be in the form of a gala dinner which will also include an awards ceremony, live performances, international and local speakers, cultural performances, South African arts and entertainment and an after party.