Elemotho nominated for music awards
This time he has been nominated for the Songlines World Music Awards 2014. He closed 2013 on a high as he has been shortlisted for Best Artist and Best Newcomer for his compilation Album “My Africa”.
This nomination is dependent on voters’ support. Elemotho fans, and all other patriots, can vote on www.songlines.co.uk. The deadline for voting is 31 January 2014.
The new sound of the Kalahari is nominated alongside the likes of Manu Chao, Rokia Traore, Oliver Mtukutzi, Salif Keita, amongst an impressive line-up of well-known artists. Launched in 2008, Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talent across the world that has been featured in the Songlines magazine.
Elemotho has been busy performing all over the world from South Africa to European International music festivals getting his music more solid and tighter than ever. He sees himself as a performing artist and musical activist and likes to throw reality around thus exploring the depth of the human spirit. This singer/song writer has just signed a worldwide distribution deal with UK-based World Music Record Label, ARC Music, making his music much more accessible to the world.
Members of his band include Ermelinda Thataone, backing vocals,rain stick and shakers, Sam Batola, Lead Guitar, Manda Saize, Percussionis and Polina Loubnina on the flute. With songs to move your mind and entice your spirit Elemotho wants to transmit feelings and ideas that challenges the status quo and leave no stone unturned, from politics to philosophy and spirituality to reality.