Banjo Mosele


Banjo Mosele is a musician from Botswana and one of the founding members of Kalahari Band that is backed Hugh Masekela. Together with this band, he has toured the world throughout the 1980s. While studying music at Goldsmiths College, he formed and led Bushmen Don't Surf, a group that made a name in the UK performing in festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury, and around Europe.

Banjo released his first solo album ‘Badisa’ in 2003 and followed by ‘Movin’ On’ in 2005 and ‘Nowa Days’ in 2008. All albums did very well in the country, South Africa, England and in Norway. He has played the guitar in three of Hugh Masekela’s albums namely ‘Techno Bush’ ‘Waiting For the Rain’ and ‘Tomorrow’. He has worked as a session musician with the likes of Jonas Gwangwa, Peter Gabriel, Julian Bahula, Bheki Mseleku and Barney Rachabane in the London Music Scene. He also played with Norwegian jazz musicians, Ole Homre, Olav Dale, Herald Dahlstorm and the Gambian kora master Sanjali Jobarteh.

In 2009, Botswana Music Awards nominated him in the categories ‘Song of The Year’, ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best DVD’. His song ‘Ntsa E Jele Ntsanyana’ (Dog eat dog) won song of the year award.

BWGaborone, Botswana


Banjo Mosele
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 08 Aug 2016
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