Organisers of the inaugural Colours of Sounds event are working around the clock to deliver a one of a kind spectacular event to local music lovers. The event dubbed Rise up with Spirit of Praise is billed for November 10th at the UB Indoor Sports Arena.
It will feature South Africa’s Spirit of Praise ensemble led by Pastor Benjamin Dube.
Spirit of Praise comprises of some of the talented artists that includes Dube himself, Vicky Vilakazi, Zanele Mokhethi, Neyi Zumu, Papane Bulwane, Tshepiso, Joey Mofoleng, Dumi Mkokstad and Omega Khunou not forgetting the Dube brothers. Locally, the likes of Jam in Christ featuring Joel Keitumele, Vusi, Suggie Fisher, Thuto Majaga, Ottie, Phempheretlhe as well as DJ Kels will add colour to the event that promises to set the auditorium on fire.
The event organiser, Massie Hule, tells this publication that everything is on track and they are busy on creating and conceptualising a world class stage. “We are busy building the set for production. It is going to be an amazing show,” he explains. He notes that it has been a while since Spirit of Praise was in Gaborone.
The ensemble was last in Botswana in 2015, and it will be the first time for some of the members to perform in Gaborone. He further says that tickets were selling very fast. As of last week, he explains that the Golden circle tickets and VIP were 60% and 50% full respectively, while the general tickets were also on high demand.
Tickets are on sale at Webtickets. General circle is on sale for P300, Golden circle P400, and VIP, inclusive of a t-shirt, CD, food and one is guaranteed of proper seating goes for P750. At a recent press conference, Pastor Dube informed Batswana that it has been three years since he performed in Botswana. He said that over the years his local fans had been asking about his next performance in the country.
He further said that this is the break through that he has been waiting for. “Spirit of Praise is currently topping charts right now,” he says. He also noted that artists who are on Spirit of Praise Vol 7 are current and relevant. “We are raising the bar especially with gospel,” he said.