Tšaba-tšaba (c1990 recording)

(Watch Out!)


choir SATB
Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa Critical Edition

Mohapeloa published the score of this song, ‘Tšaba-tšaba’ in 1951. As with some other songs by Mohapeloa it is a message to the youth of Lesotho, advising them to ‘watch out’ that they make good use of education, especially at a time in the country’s history when it was headed towards independence in 1966. This recording of it by the Imilonji Kantu Choir was made by the SABC in either 1985 or 1990 and the name of the conductor was not given on the original track, although it almost certainly George Mxadana. This historic recording was re-issued by ACE in 2014 as Track 27 on the CD African Choral Legacy: Historic Recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa.