Encore - Encore

A trio of musician is breathing new life into Setswana music.

Going as Encore, the ensemble of Kabelo Thomane from Kagiso, Keabetswe Kototsi from Atteridgeville and Peter Letswalo from Mamelodi are making their presence in the music industry felt with their hit single Lerato. It’s a touchingly honest, sweet and moving ode to love. Celebrating the beauty of being in love and missing your sweetheart. The song produced by Mondli Ngcobo is stripped down to the bare necessities with just Kabelo on guitar and vocals, Peter on piano and Keabetswe on bass and vocals.

The three men met while studying music at the SA State Theatre in Pretoria in 2009 and the group connected organically thanks to their numerous jam sessions, impromptu and planned in the rehearsal rooms.


The band was discovered by On Point Records founder Modise Kgomo when they performed at the house of Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa during a golf day reception earlier this year. He immediately signed them on taken by their originality, genuineness and easy going approach to music. The fact that they also sang so beautifully their mother tongue - the best way to express oneself - was a big bonus.


For their album, scheduled for August 2016 release. Encore is working with Theo Kgosinkwe , Tsepo Tshola among others being produced by the likes of “Guffy”, Godfrey Pilane . Kabelo is composing most of the songs and says he draws from his vast knowledge of Setswana that he studied at school and speaks at home. 

Credit: Ligwalagwala FM


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