Thath’i Cover is coordinated by Rangoato Hlasane and Malose Malahlela for the launch of Shoe Shop, supported by the Goethe Institut, South Africa.
Ra first told me about his and molose’s contribution at a dinner my sister hosted at my parents house.
“An 11-piece orchestra would be creating new live modern versions of Kwaito classics” he said. He played us a clip of one of the rehearsals after which the group, mostly my sister’s friends, talked about the best kwaito ‘beef’ songs at Rangoato’s request. The debate went on and on - stretching the length and breadth of kwaito history, precariously teetering on the border of kwaito and bubblegum. We also spoke about lebo mathosa a lot. How awesome she was and our favourite songs of hers. Tsodiyo is and will always be mine. It was a really lovely night.
THE MAN BEHIND IT ALL
MY BELOVED COUSIN RA