Kearoma Rantao



Kearoma Rantao released her first solo debut album titled, ‘When the Music plays' at Botswana Craft Marketing much to the excitement of her already sizeable army of fans in July 2012.

The exciting, new-fangled sound that she has made her own has gained interest from across the world. Growing up in a talented musical family meant that Kearoma was always surrounded by different forms of music. Her first foray into learning how to sing came when she started to lead hymns at aged of 7. Later she began to sing as a soloist in different choirs, i.e. School, Community and Church choirs, which she continued with for twelve (12) years before finally becoming a recording artist , a decision which she never looked back on.

Kearoma’s musical journey did not begin in Gaborone, however. Born in Lobatse with her parents originally from South Africa it was there that she developed her musical tastes and interests. She is currently working on her second solo album.

2016 She performed at the Boston Africa Festival, USA. Amongst other international African artists .

Also performed for the Botswana Embassy , YALI in Washington D.C., Galveston and Houston TX, USA

Also performed in Asia, Tokyo Japan for the Botswana Independence Celebrations and doing cultural exchange programs ... JATA Expo 2016 invited by RETOSA (Tourism Body)

2015 Performed in Swaziland (Itallo's Album Launch) collaborating with Musicians from South Africa and Swaziland

Hampton's Jazz Festival in Botswana amongst the likes of Stimela, Hugh Masekela, Mahotela Queens, Banjo Mosele to name but a few

Kearoma continues to do other local shows and most cooperate gigs in and out of the country

2014 Was one of the first Botswana artists to be nominated For Best Female Southern Africa Category at Africa Music Magazine Award Afrimma 2014, in Dallas,TX US and toured America Also toured Europe with Botswana Afro Jazz Trio Performing in Stolkholm and Gotheburg then Germany in Lich, Marburg, Habetzheim, Kassel and Gissen

2013 Did several local big shows amongst them Mascom Live Sessions alongside Freshlyground from SA , BeMobile Festival, Gaborone International Music Concert to name but a few.

2012 With other local artists they recorded a collaborative album with German /Irish Musicians titled 'Tales from Botswana' under a project called KALAHARI ROSES ENSEMBLE and also this Year saw her release of her first solo debut album , 'When the Music Plays'

Also performed in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Kearoma continues to be engaged in several cooperate functions daily in Botswana , and is also a very active activist , who strongly believes and advocates for the protection and empowerment of young girls and women in the country. She sits in the steering comittee for UNICEF Botswana #EsengMoNgwaneng Campaign against sexual exploitation and abuse of children . Seeing her founding of Women & Girls Corner Foundation proving her to be one of the few artists in the Country who are highly involved in charity work and activities .

She is currently working on her...


Performing opportunity: I would like to introduce myself for any open opportunities .. My Name is Kearoma Rantao , an Afro Jazz artist based in Botswana . Botswana Musicians Union Multiple award winner , 2014 Best Female Southern Africa nominee Afrimma . Lets connect Africa


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