Traditional music giants for Dithubaruba


The wait for the annual ABSA Dithubaruba Cultural Festival is finally over! The event will be held tomorrow at Ntsweng Heritage Site, marking its return to its original venue after five years.

To mark its return to the home ground, the organisers have put together a line-up of local cultural music maestros who have over the years won the hearts of Batswana and even managed to put the rich and Setswana traditional music beyond local borders. These include MmaAusi, Ditiro Leero, Culture Spears, Dikakapa, Mmurubele, Mmalaloo, Triple R, Sticks Rakhiba and many more. In an interview with Arts & Culture, Dithubaruba spokesperson, Tlamelo Letlole explained that the idea is not just about celebrating Sekwena culture but also to empower Bakwena artists including those who do contemporary music. He added that they would be showcasing different traditional dances from different tribes such as Hosana from Bakalanga, Tsutsube from Basarwa and different Setapa dances from both Molepolole and Kanye. Letole said through Dithubaruba, those groups were able to meet local companies and international visitors.

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