Listening and watching Elemotho on you tube. I recommend “Hola-Gola.” Ele out on the dunes singing, dancing, three kids frolicking in the sand; fun costumes, but most of all the singing….the rhythm! He has many other great videos, including interviews, highlights from his recent tours, and much more.
One of Namibia’s leading pop singers, Elemotho, just returned from successful performances in South Africa, Germany, Spain, Austria and Uganda. He loves performing at festivals such as the Windhoek Jazz Festival and the Baijimba Festival in Kampala, Uganda. Elemotho feels that all music is spiritual. In his songs, he likes to leave the listener with a thought. He says, “We, Namibian musicians, are coming of age musically…we want to re-define ourselves.”
Elemotho is a prominent Namibian popular musician. He won a prestigious competition award in France and is giving concerts in Europe and Africa. His songs focus on the beauty of Namibia, storytelling, the human condition, and have a moral. Other topics are anti-war and justice, healing and growth.He is self-trained. It has been said of his sound, “Big-hearted, full throated, energizing Elemotho.” He told me, “Moral education shaped my spirituality.” He feels that all music is spiritual. “Fans ‘cage’ us as musicians,” he said. More from my interview with Elemotho to come.