Leburu's Xhaio an instant hit

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The song opens with the gentle sounds of a guitar until the listener hears a Sesarwa poem recital. The same poem then continues and shifts from Sesarwa to Sekgaladi and finally, Setswana.

The song is titled Xhaio and is a newly released single by guitarist Kabo Leburu featuring poet Keotshepile Motseonageng, who goes by the stage name, Berry Heart. The word Xhaio is a Sesarwa greeting, equivalent to Dumelang in Setswana and the song Xhaio premiered last Sunday on Radio Botswana's (RB1) Style of Jazz and also featured on Gabz fm's jazz show with Uncle Shima Monageng as well as on RB2's Global Spin and on Duma fm.

Leburu said: "The song did not have a name and lucky enough when Berry Heart started reciting her poem we got the idea to name it with her first word which is Xhaio. Xhaio is a greeting and it just struck the right cord to be the track's name."  He said he is pleased with how the song has been received since it was released on Friday.  The excited musician says the song became an instant hit, especially judging from the feedback he has heard. 

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