Botswana Ensemble spice up the National Day at Expo2020 Dubai
The Botswana Ensemble – a diverse group of Batswana musicians and artistes - set the Al Wasl Plaza on fire Sunday morning during the opening of the Botswana National Day celebrations at the Expo2020Dubai.
The Ensemble’s performance followed the formal speeches by a representative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheik Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who is the Minister for Tolerance and Co-Existence, and another by President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi at the Stage of Nations.
Clad in their traditional garb, the dancers stormed onto the stage to join Maxy ‘Mma Gauta’ Sedumedi whose introduction was the essence of all things Botswana, while Ndingo ‘SaChilombe’ Johwa strummed away at the guitar.
The youthful Khoisan, also part of the Ensemble had a fair share of rave reviews from the crowds that hugged the Al Wasl to appreciate Tswana culture in its diversity as demonstrated through various dance forms such as Tsutsube, Seperu, Hosana, Setapa and Dikhwaere by none other than Kala tsa Kgale from Selebe Phikwe, which also formed part of the ensemble.
The music was on point, while the delivery was superb! Certainly the Ensemble did Botswana proud!