Tsolo La E-sa
‘Tsolo La E-sa’, first published in 1939, is not just about the weather clearing up after rain, in a European sense, but about the aftermath of the terrific thunderstorms that come in Spring to Lesotho. They renew the earth so that crops, animals, and people, can survive. Thunder can also be a welcome sign that a drought is coming to an end. It is one of many songs Mohapeloa wrote about nature, and several that concern the impact of weather on Lesotho’s subsistence farming communities.