Breakfast with Elemotho ahead of the Kalahari invocations tour

April 15, 2018, 5:54pm

The rains have been quite brutal and honest recently, and today the crispy morning yawns out of yet another soaked night.

Within the coldness of it, a stream of traffic and impatient working class city folks compete in the rush hour and as the sun projects its geometric rays on the cityscape, this writer jumps past newspaper headlines awash with the news of yesterday’s State of the Nation Address. 

Slowtown Coffee roasters is also waking up within the precincts of its own cutting edge simplicity. 

I can make out Elemotho Mosimane’s lone figure slouched in one of the chairs and he is just on time.

The space around him this morning has been invaded by clean shaven figures donning executive looking drab suits, occasionally sipping on Slowtown’s sobering hot beverages midst hushed conversations. 

This has become almost like our ritualistic rendezvous, and as I cross over, the singer seems to be contemplating on his upcoming tour that will take him to the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) first before the next flight ticket to Caceres, Spain.