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Winner of the Radio France International 24 Discoveries Award 2012, Namibian-born Elemotho presents a remarkable album of original songs, sung in his native tongue, Setswana, English and other Namibian languages. His music (guitars, bass, drums, flute, percussion, vocals) has a touch of rhythms from the Kalahari Desert, mixed with ethnic and global sounds, the 'calling of the rain' combined with emphatic messages for our modern times.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Expect to see and hear Elemotho soon 29 April 2013
By Arthur Shuey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Elemotho
My Africa
ARC Music EUCD 2432

"My Africa" is the most commercial sounding release ARC has ever presented to this critic, and it is quite rewarding. "World Music" can, after all, mean music from artists all over the world rather than music strictly representing all the traditional musical forms in the world. Innovation and variety not bad or forbidden elements on a "world music" release. Kudos to ARC for being so broadminded.

The title is misleading, because there is more of what one would typify as the music of Africa on Paul Simon's "Graceland" release than there is on this record. Elemotho fills the aural space on this release not with percussion and backing vocal tricks for the tourists to Namibian music, but with jazz, 21st century Western pop and blunt political observations.

The man has been winning important awards and reaching an increasing number of fans and nations with tours over the past few years. With this modern, broadbased release as an example of his product, we can expect him to be seen and heard all around the world soon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another country heard from 7 Jun. 2013
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Elemotho
"My Africa"
(ARC Music, 2013)

A sweet set of melodic modern African pop drawn from three albums by Namibian singer-songwriter Elemotho... Fans of Habib Koite, Youssou N'Dour or other African balladeers might like this. This disc collects songs from three records originally released in Namibia -- "Human," "The System Is A Joke," and "Ke Nako" -- and the songs present a range of styles from sublime, stripped-down acoustic material to broader, flowery modern pop that may bring artists such as Cheikh Lo and Salif Keita to mind. Elemotho sings a few songs in English, but the real allure is his native language of Setswana and the other dialects he uses here -- they have an unusual tang, just a little different than other, more familiar languages in African pop. In the English and bilingual lyrics we get hints of Elemotho's world view and his insistent yet indistinct political perspective -- the Bob Marley-esque "The System Is A Joke" probably sums it up best, with a grin and bear it philosophy which urges us to not take the powers that be too seriously and to make a point of living life as freely and joyfully as possible. This is an impressive debut by a bright young artist, someone who we can look forward to hearing from in years to come. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To World Music)
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