Beatenburg to Close Mascom Live Sessions in Style

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mascom Live Sessions in conjunction with BotswanaCraft are set to close off their sessions with a bang and with their latest offering, they seemed to have pulled a rabbit out of their hat.

Come December 5, BotswanaCraft will host South Africa’s hottest pop band, Beatenburg, for the grand finale of this year’s Mascom Live Sessions. Speaking in an interview, Oliver Groth of BotswanaCraft said it would be the 25th Mascom Live Sessions they will be hosting since its inception in 2011.

“We are very excited to be hosting such a talented band that has taken the music industry by storm,” he said, adding that the opening act will be none other than the MMP Family. He said Beatenburg was a group of young South Africans that came up with hit tracks such as Pluto-Remember You and Rafael.

“These are big dance tunes and they have received massive airplay on local and international radio stations,” said Oliver. He indicated that they chose Beatenburg and MMP Family as their closing acts as the event was all about dancing since the festive season was about to start.

‘Expect the unexpected as we look to close the year in style,” he said, adding that the band was made of three young lads. “The faces are of Matthew Field, who has a beautiful voice and plays the guitar, Ross Dorkin, who plays the bass, and Robin Brink, who plays the drums,” he said.

With the release of their latest offering titled The Hanging Gardens of Beatenburg, Oliver said the album was doing very well and fans should expect nothing less than an awesome performance.

As for the night’s opening act, MMP Family, it is a trio made up of Mothusi Jackalas (P-les), Tebogo Baipidi (Mzicho) and Modiri Nage (M.O.D).

They have been in the music industry long enough after meeting several years ago as students at Marulamantsi Junior Secondary School in Gaborone, where P-Les and Mzicho were classmates.

Today the trio is setting trends as one of the fiercest groups in Kwaito music and in 2012 their album titled Mo Spacing reached dizzying heights clinching them the Best Kwaito album award at the Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) awards.

Speaking on sponsors for the event, Oliver said Castle Lite has joined other partners and sponsors including The Voice, Duma FM, Mmegi Monitor, Travelodge and MI5, among others. He encouraged people to use taxis so that they could enjoy the night without concerns about parking and driving after the show.

“Tickets are only available at BotswanaCraft and Computicket (Pick n Pay Airport Junction) and we will not tolerate forgeries, so buyers need to be aware. Tickets are P250,” he said.

Oliver said the Mascom Live Sessions will continue to encourage local acts by performing with international artistes. Mascom Live Sessions have in the past hosted numerous local artistes such as Ndingo Johwa, Stampore, Lister Boleseng, Socca Moruakgomo, and Kearoma Rantao, among others.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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