Sesotho balladeers 'Encore' serenade listeners on #702Unplugged

A trio of three young Sesotho balladeers are reviving the local music scene and changing the face of Setswana music.

Kabelo Thomane, Keabetswe Kototsi and Peter Letswalo have made an impact with their hit songs, "Ke Fela Pelo" and "Monalisa".

The ensemble met while studying music at the South African State Theatre in 2009 and later signed to On Point Records.

They released their debut self-titled album, Encore in 2016 with a smooth afro pop/soul feel and worked with the likes of Theo Kgosinkwe and Tshepo Tshola.

The group explains that Kabelo is responsible for most of the songwriting for the group, proving just how beautiful the Setswana toungue is.

They shared their poetic lyrics and melodic sound with presenter Azania Mosaka and 702 listeners during an Unplugged performance.

WATCH: Encore gives listeners a musical treat

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