‘’When to the sessions of sweet silent thought, I summon up remembrance of things past,’’ like the old advertisement by Vodacom millionaires that cracked me up… Love the background song that goes: ‘’ hita famb’moyeni nkatanga,’’ (we will walk on air my love), one has to admit… Tsonga is one of the sweetest languages that make us extra diverse as South Africans.
Speaking of Xitsonga, Dr Thomas Chauke, the greatest Xitsonga singer is looking forward to something that will surely entertain us all gossip lovers.
Guess what? THE famous Xitsonga singer Dr Thomas Chauke is getting all hyped-up for his first live DVD recording!
The one-of-a-kind entertainment event is expected to take place in May at Carnival City in Ekurhuleni .Hold your horses, the exact date is yet to be finalised.
He told the reporters that this would be the first time a Xitsonga traditional musician records a live DVD with a band, how awesometaining.
“I have come a long way and contrary to my support being at home in Limpopo, Gauteng has most of my fans. Hence I chose it for this historical moment,” he said.
What is even more exciting is the fact that his latest album, which is his 34th studio album under the Shimatsatsa brand and his 35th as an artist, has sold over 10 000 copies in its first week of release.
“This is good considering the industry is badly affected by the selling of fake CDs.
“In the good old days when there were still cassettes and records hitting 50 000 in a week, it was one of my highlights,” he said.
He said his album, Xiganga spreads a very rare message about how social media platforms like WhatsApp, have affected the way people communicate.
“I also touch on love, friendship, peace and prosperity on the 10-track album,” he said.
Though he has a Joburg home, he said he spends most of his time in Saselamani near Tzaneen as he enjoys herding his cattle and watching Christian channels on TV, after all, there is no place like home.
“I love nature so I visit the Kruger National Park and get to relax just by being in nature,” said Thomas.
In addition, he touched on a few hopes of having a countrywide tour, but a lack of sponsorship ceases him from reaching most of his fans.
He also beseeched the government to jot down new laws that will control piracy and also help to regulate music sales.
“We’re all going to die as paupers if government doesn’t treat the art industry as a legitimate business, which also contributes to the GDP of the country.”
Piracy affects a lot of people, and as long as we keep supporting it, we are also pirates… A person who supports crime, is no different from a criminal… But we at E-SA trust that none of our gossip lovers support or do piracy.
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Article by: Tebogo Nkabinde