Elemotho

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Elemotho is the only Namibian musician to win the RFI-France 24 Discoveries Awards- 2012, among a list of more than 500 African, Indian and Pacific artists. This hard working artist has taken his new sound of the Kalahari everywhere from Accra, Addis Ababa, Dakar, Antananarivo, Khartoum, Cotonou to name some of the cities Elemotho has crazed with his powerful and poetic presence. In 2013, his song !Kgalanamib was chosen as the theme song for Namibia’s Adventure Tourism Summit.

The year 2014 found Elemotho headlining Charlie Guillet Stage at WOMAD UK, making a crowd of more than 12,000 people jive to his tunes. In 2015, Elemotho was a Headliner to the Cape Town World Music Festival, as well as represented Namibia during the 25 Independence Celebrations in London, UK. In 2016 this artist headlined the South Africa's Kgalagadi Jazz Festival. Elemotho also embarked into a two months Tour across Germany with his long-time collaborator Samuel Batola under the "Afro-acoustic Experience", where they, performing at Festivals such as Ke Nako Afrika Festival in Berlin and Osnabrueck Afrika Festival. Furthermore, 2016 found Elemotho forming part of a Theatre Project between Germany and Namibia (The Oshi-Deutsch), as musical composer and arranger. In May 2016, two songs of Elemotho (La vida and Neo) where used by Hollywood in the Netflix series “Frankie and Grace” Season 2.

In September 2016, Elemotho became a musical Ambassador for Save the Rhino Trust Namibia, composing and recording a song for them, as part of the Stand Together campaign. Later in the year, he was awarded with the "Namibian Tourism Personality of the Year" by the Tourism Industry in Namibia, for the work done in and outside the country. Early in 2017 Elemotho was recognised by the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA's) with an award of "Life-time Achievement". In March, Elemotho's First Single “Black Man” video received the award of Best Music Video in the Namibia Film and Theatre Awards. In May 2017, Elemotho launched his fourth album "Beautiful World" distributed worldwide by the record company ARC Music (U.K). The Album has been sounding worldwide in Radio stations, having been aired already globally from France, U.K, Spain, Germany, Holland, Austria, Belgium, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hong-Kong to Australia, and many more. Elemotho has already presented the Album in Spain (Rototom Sunsplash Festival), Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia. In December 2017, "Beautiful World" was selected as TOP 10 under the Wiriko and "Africa no es un pais" selection for best African Albums 2017 (Spain). The album scooped the award at the U.K One World Music as Best World-Global Fusion Music Album for 2017. In May 2018, Elemotho headlined the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), WOMAD Caceres (Spain) as well as the well-known Afro-Pfingsten World Music Festival in Switzerland.

Some of the reviews of his new Album "Beautiful World" are :

BE: Tropicalidad: “the spirit of this album: feel-good music from the South-Western point of Africa!”

DE: Kulturtipp: “Infectious vitality”

UK: The...

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Elemotho - Full Concert at Festival Musiques Métisses- Colmar, France 2019
Elemotho- Kgalagadi
Elemotho - HOME (Lyric Video)
Kalahari Invocations 2019 - Tour Promo Clip
Elemotho - "Kunhukuye" (that Place) ft. Raymond Mupfumira
Elemotho at the Warehouse Theatre May 2018 Ft. Makgona Ngwano Traditional Group
Diaries of a Modern Nomad- Elemotho at HIFA
Elemotho- "Beggars and Superstars" Live at Studio 6
Elemotho- "Sananapo"
Elemotho at Rototom 2017 (Cell phone footage)
ELEMOTHO - "Coming"
ELEMOTHO- Remember Live at Sessions Studio 6, NBC
Elemotho- Beautiful World Promo Clip
Elemotho- Black Man (Official Video)
Elemotho- EPK 2017
Elemotho interview with Tutaleni, Namibia Broadcast Corporation (NBC)
Elemotho-Butterfly
Elemotho's Interview at Fance 24 news, Paris, France
Elemotho 2012 RFI/France 24 Discovery Awards Ceremony, Dakar, Senegal
eleMOTHO: BONA
The Elemotho Quartet @ NICE 2010
Elemotho_Acoustic.mpg
Elemotho Live@Bayimba Festival, Kampala, Uganda " Bright Sun"
Elemotho Live at Sauti Za Busara
Hola- Gola
Elemotho: "Human" EPK
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