Quondam rhumba king returns

Alfredo Mos has close to 20 albums under his belt including compilations
Alfredo Mos has close to 20 albums under his belt including compilations

After so many years of being inactive, Arts & Culture visited a pivotal player of the classic era of rhumba in Botswana at his Original Music Record Studio to hear more about his fully-fledged return to music. Rhumba’s erstwhile king, the legendary Alfredo Mos tells writer MOMPATI TLHANKANE this week how he will make his return

Except maybe on Radio Botswana, listeners hardly ever hear that “Nna e rile maloba ka utlwa ka Alfredo le setlhopha gotwe ba moopelo o monate, ke saitse fa ba na le melaetsa, ka bona ka ba utlwa ka dumela gore Alfredo Mos…”

Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s there was no place one would go without hearing the sounds of rhumba legend Alfredo Mos and Les Africa Sounds (basimane le basetsana ba setlhopha as they liked to call themselves). With his signatory lyrics that oozed powerful messages, Alfredo Mosimanegape may not have invented rhumba music in Botswana but he certainly helped set the bar for what a kwasa-kwasa/rhumba artist could accomplish. Since their time in dominion with other groups then like Kups and Bwasa Stars, Extra Melody, Nata Capricorn just to mention but a few, Alfredo Mos has been shown respect in a manner deserving of a legendary musician like he.

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