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Kearoma welcomes Mrejo live at Miss Millenium 2013 PDF Print

Kearoma Rantao has made an undeniable impression with her smooth and melodic voice in the Botswana music scene and she already shared stages with big names like Bongo Muffin, Theo Kgosinkwe, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Tshepo Tshola and Ringo Madlingozi. This time she saw it fit that she collaborates with Mafikeng’s rising hip hop star, Mrejo.

After recording with a few groups in Botswana Kearoma made her dream of releasing her debut solo AfroJazz album ‘When The Music Plays’ a reality in 2012 June, much to the excitement of her fans. An exciting, fame eminent and newfangled sound has already gained interest in the entire country and across the world, hitting local airwaves and making her the best in her field.

On the other hand, Mrejo (born Reginald Thapelo Molalabangwe) also released his debut solo single named ‘Lehipi’ (2012) which is receiving massive airplay on national and local radio stations in South Africa. Mrejo has also done extensive work in the SA music industry working with Nigerian jazz-afrobeat saxophone player, Olufemi. He also shared the stage with heavyweights such as Mandoza, Zola, Mapaputsi, Tshepo Tshola, Brown Dash, Mafikizolo and many others after he released an album with a group called Matona in 2005. Ubuhle Bakho was then a favorite song on the album with favorable amount of airplay on Motsweding FM. Mrejo was then featured on one track for Olufemi’s Loxion Praise gospel compilation. Mrejo also had an opportunity to work with the famous Zola of the Zola 7 TV show. Zola also featured Mrejo on a song, which will be released on Zola’s next project.

Mrejo has completed work on his debut album to be released in 2013. The album is based on his personal journey through challenging times in the business and will be titled ‘1000 Reflections’ as a metaphor to someone looking at himself on a shattered mirror. This project is a personal look at the ups and downs he faced on his road to success and will forever communicate messages of hope and inspiration to those following in his footsteps.

Catch Mrejo with Kearoma at Miss Millenium 2013 in Botswana. And if you can’t get to Millenium Jazz Restaurant in Mogoditshane (just outside Gaborone) then we will let you know when to catch his interviews on your radio stations.
Tickets prices start from P50-P80

See LEHIPI video on YouTube:
Http://youtu.be/ncJjjPB5qzU

Get Lehipi on your phone:
SMS - 29067888 to 3 33 33

Buy Lehipi online:
Purchase LEHIPI online: http://www.exactmusic.com/Search/Search.aspx?track&ArtistName=Mrejo


Follow Mrejo on Twitter:
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Mrejo releases his much awaited single LEHIPI at last.. PDF Print E-mail

The charismatic individual who has been fighting for his place in the music industry for the past 10 years, has finally released his single under BakTu Musik. LEHIPI is only released digitally and fans will have to wait for the full album next year for hard copies. For now, they can access the single and buy through the internet. The video is also complete and a link will be provided soon. Mrejo’s single will go down in BakTu Musik’s history as the first release ever since the company was registered earlier this year.

Mrejo was born Reginald Thapelo Molalabangwe at Montshiwa, Mmabatho in the early ‘80’s. He went to Molema Primary School where his music journey started. In 1998 Mrejo was part of a group called BLB, which became popular in Mafikeng at the time. In 2000 the group won the “Best Group” award at the then annual North West Cultural Calabash. The year 2004 saw Mrejo being recruited by a group called TTC for his good songwriting skills and he wrote songs for the group. The same year Mrejo met a guy by the name of Kagiso and they started a duo called Matona. In 2005 Matona released an album titled ‘End Of The Beginning’ after months of sweat and they toured around the country with a project called The People’s Tour. During that time they shared stages with bigger artists like Mandoza, Zola, Mapaputsi, Tshepo Tshola, Brown Dash, Mafikizolo and many others. The album also got airplay on Motsweding FM where the song Ubuhle Bakho was a hit after being voted for by the listeners. Although Ubuhle Bakho was a favourite of the listeners, the album never got any further than that.

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Mlungisi Gegana Trio live at Flamingo Casino PDF Print E-mail

One of SA’s upright and electric bass guitar legend, down to earth, unassuming and humble; Bass Jazz Guitarist, Mlungisi Gegana will be hitting Kimberley on the 21 September 2012! This is just a few weeks after his Western Cape tour where he also performed at Grahamstown Arts Festival.

After travelling around the country to find his musical home, the man with over a decade of experience in the art of the bass guitar has settled in Johannesburg and he released a long awaited Jazz fusion album aptly titled; One Step Forward in 2004.

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One of SA’s well travelled electric jazz bassist joins BakTu Musik. PDF Print E-mail

Mafikeng born bassist Lucas Senyatso joins a list of musical wealth that is contained by a new music company based in Kuruman, BakTu Musik. Lucas Senyatso showed interest to work with BakTu Musik director, Tumi Peter in 2010 when they met at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Two years later, BakTu Musik was established and Lucas Senyatso jumped on the ship.

Lucas Senyatso kick-started his music career when he enrolled with Mmabana Mmabatho as a bass guitar student in 1986. He got a Grade 4 certificate of Music Theory through London Trinity College. In 1992 Lucas Senyatso registered with the University of the North West for the BA in Communication degree. In 1990 he was called by a local band, SHINE. By so doing, he was replacing his former teacher. He stayed with the band for seven years.

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