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Local stars to face off with SA legends


Mohalenyane Phakela

LOCAL Jazz heavyweights are set to take on South African music legends at Baduza Family Park at Maseru Mall this Saturday.

The Legends Concert, will see Bhudaza and Tšepo Tšola sharing the stage with South Africa’s Joe Nina, Steve Kekana and Bonolo, supported by local deejays Tseko, Mekonko, Boots Tapi Delux and Charma Exzit.

The event is one of the Baduza Family Park’s strategy to become a premier entertainment venue in the country, Xpress People learned from Baduza Park Manager ‘Malisebo Mokhafola.

“Baduza Family Park intends to be the leading entertainment destination in Lesotho by catering for different people of different social classes and age,” Mokhafola said on Friday.

“As this is a family park, our intention is to cater for everyone by making this place a spot which brings families together outside their respective homes and dinner tables.”

Baduza Family Park management had in mind fans of “old school” tunes in coming up with the show, Mokhafola revealed.

“Arguably, there are no clubs or events in this country that accommodate people who love the old jams as it is mostly about such popular genres as House and Hip Hop,” he said. “It is through this event that we are trying to serve people who appreciate music.”

Nina is a popular musician and renowned producer. Born Henry Makhosini Xaba in Ekurhuleni Kwa Thema in 1974, Nina came from a musical background with his father, Solomon, being a guitar and saxophonist player during the Sophiatown days. His mother, Lettie, was a backing vocalist for his father’s band, The Shamings.

He has composed and produced mega hits such as Egogogweni (township settlement) and is famous for the classic track Ding Dong which is still loved today, particularly by Kwaito lovers. In his music, he blends kwaito, Hip Hop and reggae, fusing them with the energetic township grooves. Most of his lyrics are township slang.

Steve Kekana is a singer and songwriter who proved that disability cannot stand in the way of one’s dreams. He lost his sight at the age of five but that did not deter him from becoming a successful musician and academic. He has recorded over 40 albums with his standout track, Raising My Family, a hit in Europe in the 1980s.

According to Mokhafola, Baduza Family Park will hold shows on a regular basis, adding that their intention is once every month. They also envision the venue as a platform for up-and-coming artistes.

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