- Jazz veteran Jesse Mogale will join Lister on the African Heritage Tour
Unforgettable moments will unfold on the BotswanaCraft stage for the African Heritage Tour that is slated for Saturday 14 October 2023.
The midday music show will feature one of Botswana’s finest jazz and tenor saxophonists, Lister Boleseng, who will give patrons a taste of his latest and third album, “Pelo Yame,” released at the end of September 2023.
What’s more, the maestro will stand alongside Jesse and Moss Mogale of the Moss Mogale Unit on the stage!
Veteran artist of note
Oliver Groth of BotswanaCraft told Time Out: “This will be a memorable performance not to be missed by anyone with an appreciation for quality live music.”
A musician of note both locally and internationally, Boleseng is a veteran with three studio albums under his belt.
His first project, dubbed “Life Is A Journey,” was used as a springboard for him to enter Botswana’s tough but enterprising music industry. He released his second album, called “Moratiso,” to much acclaim by his followers and jazz enthusiasts in general.
Said Groth: “By all standards, the debut album did very well in the market and opened doors to the international market. Boleseng and his band toured countries like Switzerland, China, Japan, Germany, Sweden in a career spanning over 35 years.”
Another jazz veteran
Sharing the stage with Lister on the African Heritage Tour will be another jazz veteran, the much-travelled Jesse Mogale of Mamelodi South Africa’s Gauteng Province.
Known for his mellow and soothing contemporary jazz tunes, Jesse is well recognised by his unique style on the double bass. He too has travelled the world doing what he does best – dishing out jazz tunes to multitudes of followers throughout the world.
Jesse has performed at major festivals and venues, among them The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, Troppens Theatre in Amsterdam, the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe as well as the famous National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Alongside other legends
His latest studio project is “The Heritage” from an African Continent album released in 2020. “He is a marvel to watch and hear,” said Groth.
“Jesse has also played alongside Kippie Moeketsi, Barney Rachabane, Bheki Mseleku, Allen Kwena, Zim Nqawana and George Lee. He has collaborated with the likes of James Morrison and played with bands like Four Sounds Plus Three.
“He will be accompanied on stage by a full band, including his elder brother, mentor and coach, Moses ‘Moss’ Mogale, who plays lead guitar and has released the much-acclaimed Moss Mogale Unit album.”
The show will start at 12 noon and a limited number of tickets are available for P200 at BotswanaCraft in advance.