Mooketsi masters the art of playing nkokwana

Silala Mooketsi has mastered the art of playing Nkokwana
Silala Mooketsi has mastered the art of playing Nkokwana

Two weeks ago, 52-year-old Sialala Mooketsi from Ramotswa turned heads at the University of Botswana folklore music night when he turned up on stage with an unfamiliar musical instrument called nkokwana.

While Mooketsi prepared himself for his performance members of the audience appeared completely surprised and waited anxiously for the first sound from the large instrument resembling Segaba.

Preparing for his performance took quite some time as he wanted to ensure he get the best results in terms of sound from his nkokwana.

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