Selaelo Selota In A Threesome With Lekgowa and Ami Faku

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Come la! You jolly grapevine lover. This is an inside *story.  So…, There, with that charmer of a naughty smile that is pregnant with the lines saying to a lady – “Ge o ka nkatamela o tlabe wa kwatama.”

The lyrics get lifted from his song Mmakoma out of the album Lapeng LakaSelaelo Selota, the ex-lover to …,  He calls singer Ami Faku, and to her he whispers. ‘Yhoo! Sana, I just want to say ndibawela uku…, You know to…, Aarh…! Look, Masibe Happy, Muntu Wami. Ewe! Nga la way ene ncasa ye euphony. Look, I dig you. So, shall we say we meet on Saturday, 10 September 2022. Let our rendezvous be Ditsong Pioneer Museum in Silverton, eTshwane, ne-ane!”

Excited baby Faku responds…,

 

Why not, you sexy, fit, dark and lovely African son rising from Limpopo. Aah! You beam the music light, deep in my heart. Kaloku, Abaphansi bavumile ukuba sifanelene…, Woz’ eduze, Nguwe isithandwa sami, yiza ndikuphuze. Masibe Happy, Muntu Wami, Masibe happy, sibe munye…,

Of a sudden lekgowa le bareng ke Howie Combrink…, He steps in Selota’s mind. Thus Mr. Thrrr…, Phaaa! Picks up a phone and calls…,  Uhm, he asks Combrink out too. 

‘Howie, samma, please be part of the trinity of music sound at the One Country Concert. Bona, the idea is to use diverse music and shades from a generation of voices that spread a word of unity of a people.’ Meanwhile, Thandiswa -wife to Selota- does not mind this threesome business of her husband, Faku and Combrink. You know she understands the spiritual things of poly-ga-music.

In Case you Are Lost About The Howie Combrik Person…,

 

Ahh! The writer can sense some ma-ndakie asking. ‘Manje ubani uHowie, Combrink owaphi?’ Awa, nokho bantu! UHowie yikhuwa with a bit of blues-country soul music touch. There is some heartfelt stuff from the singer and guitarist. You can check him out here…, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7wlzAS9_k

Howie is a solo artist with history as the drummer for Watershed. Yes, that fantastic South African music group known for the sweet Indigo Girl tune. Selota sees a possible future collaborator in Combrink. Who knows? The spirit of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On might possess Selota and Howie at the One Country Concert. Hence, events could unfold such that the brothers from another mother do a guitar get down to things of groovy-baby-business. 

Of course, the One Country Concert threesome is incomplete without you coming to watch. Yes- you a cut above the rest arts appreciator. Therefore, an invite extends. You are to come to play with other children amid a triple music delight in a park that is Ditsong Pioneer Museum. Tickets are R200 at the computicket and R250 at the gate. Bring along your coolerbox and an R50.

A Bit Of Context And Celebrating Living Inheritance

 

It is heritage month. Ergo, spare a thought for South African artists, chiefly the ones whose offering is rooted in African cultural heritage. LET US SUPPORT THEM.

Just maabane mo, in our lucky lifetime, cream of the crop generation of artists and music players emerged. Alas! Several have since passed on. Never forget the spirited ones – Jabu Khanyile, Busi Mhlongo, Umanji, Wendy Mseleku, Moses Molelekwa…,  

Thankfully some living African music heritage symbols still walk among us, and supporting their endeveours makes sense, or does it not? Now, one such artist is Selota. He still has some of his creative energy and spirit intact. Like several others in his league, Selota is an artist whose spirit is set alight, and his efficiency is at the summit whenever he creates and breathes life into a work of performance art. Well, such states of achievement demand constant exploration of the vast possibilities of the creative universe. Thus, numerous hours in a day are needed to focus on fine-tuning the craft and its presentation.

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Suffers The Artist when Artists Get Forced to Multi Task

 

But times have changed, have they not? The undivided attention given to the craft has to get split up to achieve a balance in matters of survival.

Thus, touch-and-go is a situation Selota finds himself in, more so after the Covid19 lockdown restrictions resulting in the rand and the economic status of many artists being brought far below the knees. Besides, of late, creatives of Selota’s calibre that offer their kind of Afro-music got not so much aligned with the flavour of the moment things…,  In fact, they find the going tough these days. That is particularly true when it comes to gigging for bread. Yet, bills must get paid, you know. Thus, the likes of Selota get pinned into a corner to organize their own shows – from time to time. Consequently, he brings you and me the One Country Concert.

Selota deserves a celebration whilst he is still among us. One of the ways of honouring him is for you – a cut above the rest of the music and art appreciator- to go on a date with him Faku and Combrink on 10 September 2022. 

*Now, a beg-beg-O! Do not go around spreading rumours. There is no sexual threesome going on between Faku, Selota and Combrink. You see, the writer, in his loose canon-y way…, He thought it an idea to use his creative licence to juice up this story. 

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