Ecstasy Roots Band is gearing to mesmerise jazz enthusiasts with their live session on June 2 at Thapong Visual Arts in Gaborone’s village suburb where they’ll also be launching their album, Zambezi.
Ecstasy Roots Band leader Siyabonga Ophias explains that they always aim at treating people to the level best of their smooth jazz ensemble. Since the group was formed in 2015 they try by all means to interact with other inspirational artistes in smooth jazz, to shape their art and learn from others as well as share ideas. “We have had interactions and sessions with the likes of Bookie Dewitt (France), Toddle Wayne and the late Sam Mtukuzi to mention a few and that just embraces the defined texture that we boast of,” said Ophius.
The event is opportune since it happens just a few days away from the Jazz Fair Preview. The brand new album to be launched is called Zambezi. Ophius says it is a full package for the Jazz enthusiasts. He maintains that Jazz is a type of music that touches both the mind and the soul; therefore the album has just the right dose. Their experience sets them apart and they consider themselves an international jazz band as they part-own an exquisite studio in Namibia, where they produced Zambezi album. Ophius says they try by all means to stay true to the Jazz genre, elevate it and preserve it for future generations as well as groom young Jazz artistes. Tickets for the launch can be purchased at Number One Ladies Coffee Bar at Thapong Visual Arts Centre for P100.00 for the elderly and P50.00 for kids.