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December 2, 2007

,SELEKE BOTSIME TAKES FS BY STORM!

Filed under: free state black literature,music — ABRAXAS @ 4:48 pm

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Although his 11-track CD (titled CONFRONTATION) will only be formally launched next week, the name of Free State singing sensation, Seleke Botsime is already on the lips of so many. Strategically, one or two tracks from his debut CD are already being played at diverse pubs, shebeens, taverns (including local radio) across the Free State. The magnificent track, “Zimbabwe” in particular, is being regularly hummed and sung by countless music lovers. Already Seleke is having a taste of stardom: being congratulated, touched, and hugged by many on the streets, including women!

“My dream is getting very close to reality,” Seleke admits. “When my debut CD comes out next week containing all my 11 tracks, it’d be the greatest moment of my life. Music is more than a hobby for me, it is intrinsically part of me. When am performing, strumming my guitar, I become somewhat possessed! The transcendental rhythms and melody of music overwhelm me and am infused with extraordinary energy,”

For the first time ever in the Free State (FS) there will be a special Press Conference/Lunch session where Seleke will mingle with the media and distribute free copies of his CD – and “SLK vests” – to assorted journalists. “It’s the least I can do,” Seleke says, tossing his head in a beautiful gesture typical of him. “The media has contributed a lot to making me, with so many stories on me even before I released! I want my feet to remain firmly on the ground”

Urbain Tila, also a musician and general artist, says: “Seleke has it all! He’s incredibly charismatic, brilliant, articulate, generous, suave, yet humble; well read, an instinctive poet, and morally formidable. His music is superb, per excellence. Seleke is one of the greatest young men South Africa has ever produced,”

CONFRONTATION, Seleke’s debut CD, contains the following tracks: Introduction, A song for Buhle, Freedom song, baile, Zimbabwe, Rebirth, The grass is green, Interlude, Rebirth (acoustic) featuring Judah Ben Hur, Thaba ‘Nchu, and Autro.

15 Responses to “,SELEKE BOTSIME TAKES FS BY STORM!”

  1. Pule Lechesa Says:

    Trust Kagablog to defy teh laws of nature and always get things done fast! I will spread the word by tomorrow about this new article! I was already worried about the infighting over Ntate Flaxman’s “Throbbing FS Poetry” Thanks so much…

  2. Gilbert Malefane Says:

    My congratulations to SLK (as many spell his name here). I can’t claim to be close to him, but I know he’s a nice, talented guy

  3. Charles Matorera Says:

    Hmmm. I think Tila says it all:
    “Seleke has it all! He’s incredibly charismatic, brilliant, articulate, generous, suave, yet humble; well read, an instinctive poet, and morally formidable. His music is superb, per excellence. Seleke is one of the greatest young men South Africa has ever produced,”
    My congrats too.

  4. Thabo Mafike Says:

    And nice to hear him, and his music, being played on local radio yesterday evening.

  5. Aaron Sonny Says:

    A refreshing change. A potentially truly great man, unlike so many performers, artists so full of themselves. Versatile, talented, and humble.

  6. Pule Lechesa Says:

    Great. Great photo. SLK deserves success after all he has put into music over the years.

  7. Kgosietsile Dintlhoane Says:

    I have had the pleasure of hearing him play two songs for me and the one that immediately moved me was “Zimbabwe” the way he played it and the emotion he displayed while singing the lyrics of that song could easily make one cry, even today i don’t know how i withheld my tears, we attended the same High School some years back and i knew then because of music we listened to, the Likes of Andreas Vollenweider, Kenny G etc, that one day he will be involved in the arts, of course i did not know then that it would be music, Dear Brother SLK i cannot wait to listen to the whole cd and i am really proud of You!

  8. Omoseye Bolaji Says:

    SLK is one of those genuinely decent people who elicit the spontaneous hackneyed reactions: “Is he for real/ too good to be true” And what a prodigious reader! A top-notch intellectual, and musician.

  9. Pule Lechesa Says:

    I have just learnt definitively that the formal launch of CONFRONTATION takes place on Dec 12, at Josh Studio 158, in the heart of Bloemfontein city. Others who are interested can phone 0781440976

  10. Thabo Mafike Says:

    Pretty decent of Mr Urbain Tila to allow Seleke to launch his CD at his studio…considering the studio (Josh 158) are not the ones who put the music together

  11. Urbain Tila Says:

    Ag, it’s nothing. It’s my pleasure. SLK is a good friend.

  12. Mpikeleni Duma Says:

    I have met SLK a few times and he’s a very polite, courteous type of guy. Since I am not based in FS like before, I can’t say I have heard his music but would love to! My congratulations.

  13. Urbain Tila Says:

    Indeed the Launch goes ahead at 10 tomorrow morning (12/12/07) at my Studio near Rebel Music. The moment has more or less arrived!

  14. Pule Lechesa Says:

    We congratulate Mr SLK on a very succesful music launch

  15. matthews botsime Says:

    yo mokgoro `m so proud of ya en u did us proud en on behalf of the family we wish u the best of luck, prosperity and success with your music. en bra please save one copy 4 me.

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