MASERU – There will be something jazzy to look forward to every last two Fridays of the month.
Starting next month, Lehakoe Recreational and Cultural Centre will host jazz sessions on the last two Fridays of the month.
The club unveiled the plans at a function last Friday to celebrate the successful hosting of the World Cup for the first time in Africa.
The football extravaganza ended on Sunday with Spain lifting the trophy after edging Netherlands 1-0 in the final at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
The function at Lehakoe attracted 250 people who were entertained by Bhudaza Mapefane, who is expected to be the main attraction at the jazz nights.
In the past month dozens of people thronged Lehakoe to watch World Cup matches live on giant TV screens.
Kholu Lieta, Lehakoe’s sales and marketing co-ordinator, said they came up with the jazzy Fridays idea because they wanted people to continue merry-making long after the World Cup.
“The World Cup period has been one of the busiest around the world with fan parks and a whole lot of events commemorating the World Cup, therefore we want people to keep the mood of celebrating even long after the tournament,” she said.
Lieta said they believed contracting Bhudaza as the main act would attract many jazz fans.
Other local artists will be enlisted for the shows as well as those from South Africa.
“We want to bring together our local jazz artists, not leaving out those celebrated South African musicians,” she said.
“Jazzy Fridays are also meant to bring a jazzy atmosphere on Fridays for all the jazz fanatics.”