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Sotho Sounds – Junk Funk (Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Risenga Makondo)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

Sotho Sounds’ instruments may be made out of rubbish, but the same can’t be said for their music. Incorporating an eclectic mix of genres, this group, hailing from the Kingdom of Lesotho, have created an energetic show full of homemade instruments, incredible harmonies and a fair amount of twerking. It’s evident that the band don’t take themselves too seriously, bringing elements of humour through the donning of crazy wigs and their amusing song descriptions. Unfortunately, some songs did start sounding similar, but the occasional interlude of softer a cappella and Wellington boot dances succeeded in recapturing my attention. The band were clearly having a good time, and their enthusiasm was infectious. It’s impossible not to leave in a good mood.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 14), 1.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]