Morena Leraba: Blending Our Stories with Modern Sound | Documentary Screening
Place: The Hub (Morija Museum & Archives)
Date: Thursday December 1st
The Hub is pleased to announce that a documentary, Morena Leraba: Blending Our Stories with Modern Sound, by a Johannesburg-based company, Blacknation Media will be screening at The Hub (Morija Museum & Archives) on the 1st of December at 15:00. The documentary was premiered by Blacknation Media on the 29th of October in Johannesburg, South Africa, in partnership with the J&B Hive and Creative Nestlings.
Morena Leraba: Blending Our Stories with Modern Music, a documentary by Blacknation Media, explores and reflects on discussions on Lesotho’s socio-political landscapes, artistic cultures, economic endeavours and tradition. The documentary captures rural village life in Lesotho at Ha Nchela, Berea where Morena Leraba, a Mosotho shepherd and musician, broadly narrates their daily challenges as herders and his passion for music, while also displaying the potency of Sesotho language in music and poetry.
Morena Leraba is originally a native of Ha Mojela in Mafeteng district, located south of Lesotho’s capital Maseru. Leraba’s music (especially lyrics) is deeply rooted in Lesotho’s traditional music, poetry, and it’s sub-genre, Famo, which was introduced as early as the 1920s when Basotho men were migrant workers in South African mines. However, the approach in the beat is significantly different as it hurls almost everything from Electro, Electronica, Afro-House and Hip-Hop, hence, dishing a whole new and unique sound.
This film screening will surely benefit the visitors who want to gain knowledge about Lesotho’s socio-political landscapes, artistic cultures, economic endeavours and tradition. Lesotho’s rural environment is mostly secluded in the mainstream media; hence, the documentary will provide a window for such a lifestyle.
A second screening of the documentary film will take place in Maseru at Alliance Française de Maseru on December 2nd. The event will include a photo exhibition, documentary screening, and performance by Morena Leraba.
Your presence will be highly appreciated. For more information about the film screening, contact The Hub by phone (+266) 58888387 or email [email protected].