Sereetsi’s confessions and the renaissance of the four-string guitar

Tomeletso Sereetsi PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Tomeletso Sereetsi PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Preparing for his eagerly anticipated debut album launch, folk guitarist Tomeletso Sereetsi breaks from the rehearsals at midnight and chat to Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES on his fascinating musical journey from the alluring streets of Francistiown’s Somerset to becoming the prince of the renaissance of Botswana’s exclusive folk sound

One evening, many years ago, a young boy saw an inebriated old man playing his guitar while passing by their house and followed him. The boy enjoyed the music coming from this dirty guitar old man and marched on with him.

The astonished young fella was so lost in the music and the cheeky performance of this travelling guitar old man that he obliviously passed his mother’s curfew – an offence that was usually punished by a beating.

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