Mpho Molikeng Music (Band & Solo)

Bio

Mpho Molikeng Music : (Band & Solo)
- Is a contemporary Basotho traditional music band.
The band first was formed in 2009 by Mpho Molikeng and friends with a passion for Lesotho music as ‘Likoefa’ (a term loosely translates to Macho men). The main instruments of the band are Sekhankula (a bow made of oil can), Moropa (Basotho drum made of tyre tube and bottle tops), and voices. The band has recently added a classical bass guitar and a few other Lesotho indigenous gems like Lesiba, Thomo & Mokhope.
THE BAND IS COMPRISED OF:
1) Mpho Molikeng – Voice, Lesiba, Mokhope, Sekhankula and percussions
2) Kabelo ‘Sefako’ Makolometse – Voice, Sekhankula and praise-poetry
3) Rethabile ‘Koete’ Motale – Voice, drums, and praise-poetry
4) Lebo Ketlele – Bass
5) Mosoeu Ketlele - Percussion and voice
Their sound is a cross between Famo, Ntlamu, and Afro-jazz.

MPHO MOLIKENG ARTIST/SOLO :
- a Lesotho-born multi-facet artist. He is a curator, actor, author, musician, poet, painter, storyteller, and cultural activist/entrepreneur.
Molikeng plays a number of African instruments such as Lesiba, Mamokhorong, Setolotolo, Mbira, Thomo, and many others.
In 1995, he studied Fine Arts at Bloemfontein college (now Motheo TVET) also studied Drama at Soyikwa Theatre Institute in 1998.
* Produced and directed 'Pina Ea Ts'iloana'(an all-women musical of Lesotho) online show in 2021
* Directed music of 'Maxeke meets Uhadi' performed by Eastern Cape Ensemble for National Arts Festival 2021 virtual opening.
* Released a single 'Likhomo Mats'ela' 2021
* Composed music for Vincent Mantsoe's 'CUT' (a collaborative short film) 2020
* Featured on Grammy-nominated Ravish Momin and Val Jeanty's 'Turning Jewels into water' 2020
* Authored articles on the music of Basotho that are published Music In Africa portal and SAGE Publishing
* In 2016, Molikeng was the co-facilitator at the Music In Africa Instrument Building and Repair Workshop.
* As of 2016, he's been a visiting lecturer at Wits University in Johannesburg and North West University, Potchestroom, South Africa.

Music

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Mpho Molikeng
Sounds Of Lesotho
01:13
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Mpho Molikeng
Matlama
03:23
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Mpho Molikeng
Ha Boje.MP3
01:09
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Mpho Molikeng
Noka e tletse
02:39
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Mpho Molikeng
Ka Sehlabeng
01:05
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Videos

Mpho Molikeng - Thaba Phats'oa
Sefako ka Mamokhorong
'Pina Ea Tšiloana' Your support goes a long way
Mpho Molikeng - Halala
Likhomo Matšela.........
Lesiba making
Mpho Molikeng
Mpho Molikeng on the 01/Oct/17
Mpho Molikeng at the Plat4orm 01/Oct/17
Umakhweyana - Bavikile Ngema
Umqangala by Bavikile Ngema
La ba la likela
Thaba Phats'oa
"Of Bows & People Tour"
Johannesburg Mamokhorong
Nokia Lesiba
Baale
Malaika Mpho
Khoetsa
Spring day phashasha
Festival du Théâtre de rue Aurillac 2012 Techno parade finale
Likoefa live
Likoefa
Mamokhorong2
Skeleton Dry
Napo Masheane
courier dialogue Exhibition Opening at NIROXprojects
Sekebeku
Mpho Lesiba
Umrhubhe/Mokhope/ Mokgope
Lekope

Gigs

LSMaseru, Lesotho
In operation since: 
2000

Contact

+27652131400
+26657868990
Mpho Molikeng

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