Thari-Ea-Tsheepe returns to the music scene with the release of his long-awaited debut studio album titled Bana ba Thari, since his 2015 self-titled EP set for release in August.
The artist did not waste any time by putting out a teaser in the form of a single from the upcoming album. The single unveiled for airplay only on July 20, 2021 is titled Phato.
Thari-Ea-Tseepe deems himself the legitimate heir of the â€œLithokoâ€ tribe, a passionate artist with praise poetry that is uniquely infused in AfroJazz music â€“ a culture-driven style.
He is the founder of Bana Ba Thari which is a group of young women who dance in Basotho-Culture.
He worked with BK studios alongside an engineer Koetle. He also worked with SaMoqhRa as his producer while the album features giants such as Tlali-Mothoana, Thaathe and Melodious female, Mosimoli. The bass guitarist, Mega, proved his skill on songs like Phato, Litau and Lesotho.
All the ten tracks that make up the Afrocentric Jazz album were written by Thari-Ea-Tsepe within one month.
Throughout the album, his relaxing soothing poetic style remains present yet matured with a more refined worldview. Having successfully completed the album, Thari-Ea-Tseepe and his team have decided to sell it through flash drives encrypted to be non-rewritable.
â€œThis is because we now live in the modern world where CDs are slowly fading away,â€ the artist said.
â€œTruly we did not expect the whole album to turn so well, especially bearing in mind that we have been recording it in the midst of Covid-19. The new songs are inspired by some great life-changing events in my life, including a glimpse into my past â€“ my real roots,â€ he said.
â€œAnd while each song varies in tone, they all are originals and circle back to one universal theme. Bana Ba Thari is a poetry-filled catchy collection of reminders that our cultural roots, love, harmony, diversity and unity can co-exist in the modern worldâ€ he remarked.
His producer, SaMoqhRa has shown how much high hopes he has for the success of the album.
â€œThe new album is so fascinating; the word that can best describe it is unique and the listeners should look forward to a perfect masterpiece for cultural purposes and heritage,â€ he said.