Sa ‘Mokotsane

Catalogue no:

979-0-804007-69-5

Scoring:

‘Sa ’Mokotsane’ is a common expression in Sesotho to denote a serious and loud wailing, but this song cautions agains too much wailing and gives advice on being courageous in face of difficulties, not complaining, and being positive. It is therefore quite a cheerful song. The word ‘thuso’ (help) features prominently and to a lesser extent, ‘tsepo’ (hope), and given that Thuso and Tsepo are the names of Moerane's son and grandson (Thuso's son), respectively, the work might possibly date from the year in which Tsepo was born, 1961.