Dikakapa on the comeback

PHEMELO RAMASU - BG REPORTER
Thursday, 18 July 2019
Dikakapa are on a path to revive traditional music Dikakapa are on a path to revive traditional music

Established in 2006, Dikakapa is one of the household names that made traditional music popular. The group sprung into the music scene at a time when there were a few traditional music groups, making real music for their followers. The group was made up of members that include Moagi Jumbo Lekoni, Billy Dragon Kgwadi, Comeback Hendrick, Gong master, Esalone Montshiwa, as well as Alphons Tshumo Koontse.

At its prime, the group was making waves both locally and outside the country. They even bagged a Kora nomination with their album Selempu in 2009 and went on to perform in South Africa during the 2010 World cup. But for a number of years, the group has been missing from the music scene. News have surfaced that the group is back together and are planning a massive revival that will breath life into the traditional music scene that has been dry for a few years now. 

This past Monday, the group performed at the Kokotsha Horse racing event.  Speaking in an interview, Lekoni explains that they were back and were working on a massive revival of the group. He explains that all members including Gongmaster born Ketshabile Mponang were on the same page. Gongmaster left the group to pursue a solo career, but is now looking forward to going back to his roots.

“This is something that he has been longing for,” he explains.  Lekoni explains that for the reunion they wanted all members to be on board, and on the same page which is something that is happening right now.   He further says that they are working on something that will win the hearts of Batswana after winter.

“Before the end of the year, we will release a brand new single,” he says adding that this is a revival of traditional music. He also explains that they are planning to fuse other traditional dance styles such as Seperu in their performances.

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