The night of Saturday the 27th of August was the night to remember as Local jazz artists proved to the many that thronged Molapo Piazza on August 27 that they are a force to be reckoned with. As the opening act for Gaborone International Music Week, the jazz festival saw local outdoing themselves. Sponsored by Stanbic Bank and headlined by the sensational Jonathan Butler, it was Sereetsi and the Natives, Re Batswana Music Ensemble that gave memorable performances. The show kicked off with the Re Batswana Music Ensemble and proved to be a true celebration of Botswana music. Nunu Ramogotsi expressed their excitement about having had the opportunity to share the stage with the legendary Jonathan Butler.
“This is very beautiful and we can’t be more excited. This show has charged us to go out there and do our best in representing Botswana and sharing our music with the rest of the world,” said the electrifying songstress. Butler was the closing act but the show reached climax when he was joined on stage by local sensation Sereetsi and the Natives. That was a wrap up moment that left Batswana asking for more. “This is proof that Batswana are hungry for entertainment like this. This was beautiful and perfect. There is no better way to describe it. We are electrified.” Thato Pule-Greenburg said. Stanbic Bank Botswana CEO Leina Gabaraane hailed the event as a remarkable one and said they will continue to embrace jazz cross Africa and in Botswana to help grow locals’ musical talents.