MASERU — Gospel outfit Yadah Praise Family is set for its first live recording in the capital next month.
The album, as well as a DVD, will be the group’s first recording on the market since their first project flopped over two years ago.
Soon after their establishment in 2006, Yadah Praise Family released their debut album, Tsoseletso, but had to quickly withdraw it from the market because the “quality was not satisfactory”.
Mighty Records Company, which manages and sponsors Yadah Praise Family, claims 100 copies had already been sold by the time the album was withdrawn from the market.
This time round the gospel music group hopes to bring out a quality product.
Mighty Records said M100 000 had been set aside for the outfit’s live recording.
The live recording concert is scheduled for Manthabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru on June 7.
“This will be the first ever live recording in Lesotho,” said Mawetu Mselana, business development manager at Mighty Records.
“We are looking at spending about M100 000 in this project.”
He said the money will cover the costs of preparations, recording and the launch of the album.
“We are going to do it in three different phases,” Mselana said.
“The 16-member choir will go for a three-week training and preparation camp first before the recording concert.”
He said Mighty Records had engaged a highly recognised South African recording company to make sure Yadah Praise Family’s album will be up to standard.
“The recording will be done by a South African production company to make sure that the album meets international standards,” Mselana said.
Yadah Praise Family is nominated in the best gospel group category of the Lesotho Haeso Music Awards.