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Home Coming Festival on the cards

Nthatuoa Koeshe

ENTERTAINMENT outfit, Jam Sessions has partnered with Scorpio Knight for the debut edition of the Home Coming Festival scheduled for ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre on 3 October this year.

Artistes expected to perform at the event include Rebecca Malope, Thebe, Selimo Thabane, DJ Alex, Jonny Mokhali, Leomile, Tebogo, Morena Leraba, Juvy and Napolinah among others.

Scorpio Knight co-owner, Sekonyela Matamane, told the Weekender this week that the Home Coming Festival was aimed at reviving the spirit of family unity as it is an important aspect of Basotho culture.

“Families used to spend some recreational moments together back in the day but in recent times, all family members hit the road in different directions all the time, owing primarily to the lack of a conducive environment for all members,” Matamane said.

He said the initiative would also come in handy to the idea that the national events calendar could benefit from a standing annual celebration that happens around the Independence Holiday.

“This year, the eve of October 4 seemed more convenient as patrons can get to rest on the next day.”

Matamane said the festival is designed to accommodate different demographics and personal preferences through entertainers from different genres and eras.

“The younger audiences will get to see their grown parents having fun as they groove to some of their favourite sounds from back in the day. The more mature crowd will in turn get to enjoy more recent productions of amazing new talented singers who keep making timeless music, as well as to get a taste of tunes which tickle their children’s fancy,” he said

Matamane said the line-up is also bound to present a variety of musicians who are often never on one stage.

Matamane said the ambiance and mental experience which the audience will be exposed to will make it a unique event.

Napolinah, who is also the co-owner of Jam Sessions said they would also showcase their new sound system which includes lighting, crowed barricades, stage, LED screens and generators.

“With this show we will also be showcasing our new gear which means local event organisers no longer need to hire such resources from South Africa,” Napolinah said.

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