BIOGRAPHY

ELEMOTHO GAALELEKWE

My name is Elemotho Gaalelekwe, singer/guitarist/songwriter hailing from the Kalahari desert in Namibia...I see myself as a modern nomad who uses words, rhythm and melody as medication in a world that is hungry for spiritual meditation. With my 4th Album "Beautiful World" released worldwide by ARC Music in 2017, my sounds have been shared everywhere from Africa to Europe blowing away audiences with power and poetic presence. I grew up with storytelling around the fire and that has inspired me to create something that could make you dance as well as listen, smile as well as cry, find peace as well as wisdom. The music has gone as far as featuring in the Netflix series “Frankie and Grace” as well as I earned to become a musical Ambassador for Save the Rhino Trust Namibia. In 2017 I was recognised by the Namibia Annual Music Awards as "Life-time Achiever" being less than 40 years old.

Elemotho has been feauturing in large Festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Ke Nako Africa Festival, WOMAD, Afro-Pfingsten, Territorios, HIFA to mention but a few. In December 2017, "Beautiful World" was selected as TOP 10 under the Wiriko and "Africa no es un pais" selection for best African Albums 2017 (Spain). The album scooped the award at the U.K One World Music as Best World-Global Fusion Music Album for 2017.

 

Some of the reviews of this new Album are the following:

 

BE: Tropicalidad: “the spirit of this album: feel-good music from the South-Western point of Africa!”

 

DE: Kulturtipp: “Infectious vitality”

 

UK: The Alternative 9: “Songs of hope, reflection and opinion from the core of Africa… Elemotho has produced a beauty here… Consummate brilliance, honesty, untainted emotion and musicianship that will shine beyond the year-end best-of lists.”

 

UK: AfroBase Radio;“… a welcome gentle breeze of sweet music and fine sentiments.”

 

ES: Africa no es un pais: "Este álbum es una pequeña joya que profundiza en el alma del ser humano y de la naturaleza"

 

NA: The Villager:  "His 11 track album is a masterpiece of well-cut and finely polished instrumental arrangement blending with the artist’s amazing vocals and the result is a soothing sonorous flow of a majestic river of freedom and naked pleasure."

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