Street Horn Jazz Promotion Company continues with its concept of promoting local artistes by staging a show at the Jazz Brew in Mochudi on Saturday featuring Dikakapa and Donald Botshelo.
Street Horn director Soares Katumbela was part of the Lizard Lounge management in Gaborone but has since left the joint. When he was with the Lizard Lounge, Katumbela hosted local musicians like Ndingo Johwa, Lekofi Sejeso, Soca Moruakgomo and Lister Boleseng.
Katumbela said Dikapapa impressed him when they shared the stage with South African singer, Ringo Mandlingozi at the Lions Park, which was why he has invited the group to showcase their talent at Jazz Brew.
Just like Culture Spears, Dikakapa has become one of the much sought-after traditional music groups. Last weekend, the group was booked to perform at a media houses' soccer tournament.
The male members of Dikakapa are soldiers but they seem to have one common goal and that is music. The group comprises 10 talent members who met for a reason and purpose.
The name Dikakapa symbolises the huge and well-built bodies of the group members. It tells and cautions the audience of what performance to expect on stage.
All the members have been doing quite well in traditional music from their previous schools like Gaborone Secondary School, Moeding College and Itsoseng Private School where they had been competing against one another. They have come together to form Dikakapa, which simply means the best of the best. The album titled Selempu (Re ya kae Batswana) was recorded last year.
The group members are: Mponang "Gongmaster" Ketshabile, Moagi Jumbo Lekone, Camie Hendrik, Gofile Kebopetswe, Esaleone Montshiwa, Grace Ramapitiko, Tshepo Ikaneng, Dragon Kgwapi, Mosimanegape Kgaodi and Tshwaramang Letlhogonolo.
Francistown-based Donald Botshelo does not need any introduction to the local music audiences. The visually impaired artiste has endeared himself to music lovers with his disco hits. One of his popular tracks was Banyana ba Serowe in which he was singing about his escapades with girls in the Bamagwato capital. Since then he has released other top selling albums.
Botshelo has joined the Splash stable owned by South African disco king, Dan Tshanda.
He has always been touring with the South African groups when they are in the country. Botshelo never fails to amaze in his performances especially with his dancing style. But he has also the voice to capture the audiences.
Katumbela said although Botshelo does not play jazz,they preferred him because he is a promising musician.
During the breaks, house DJ SK and Milton would be spinning the discs.