Diepsloot-based Sepedi music artist, Sepedi songwriter and cultural activist, Tau Sebata has released his third album, Mathotse with 14 tracks.
Sebata said he started playing indigenous musical instruments at a very young age in his home village of Ga-Sekgopo in Limpopo.
“Growing up in a village, I had the privilege of learning to play Sepedi indigenous musical instruments. It was not until 2013 that I decided to record and release my first 12-track album which received a very positive reception from music lovers. In 2018, I released my second album titled Thabeng Tsa Mmanopi which won Best Sepedi Album at the South African Traditional Music Awards,” he said.
Sebata added that his new album has received a great response from traditional music lovers at all levels.
“…Mathotse is already being broadcast by local, community and national radio stations. I am amazed and very grateful for the support I have received from music lovers, especially traditional sepedi music. My music encourages people to return to their roots.
“We should be proud of our music and we should encourage young people to make traditional music because it defines us and teaches us to other nations. I have toured many countries and played in different international music events, showcasing the richness of our traditional music. In 2017, I went to Taiwan and realized that people liked our traditional music.
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