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St John treats revellers to clap 'n tap

19 Sep 2023

Clap 'n Tap gospel music enthusiasts were recently treated to a fun-filled night at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) multi-purpose hall in Palapye.

The concert which was hosted by St John Metsimotlhabe Church Choir featured Barorisi ba Morena from South Africa, Bagaka ba Tumelo gospel choir from Serowe and BIUST Clap 'n Tap gospel choir.

Clap 'n Tap is characterised by hand clapping and foot stomping rhythms. It is associated with religious music and commonly performed in churches.

St John Metsimotlhabe spokesperson, Lorato Barakanye, said the intention was to show youth in Central region that Clap 'n Tap could have diverse benefits.

She said the church used music to reach out to communities, adding that it was easy to spread message through song and dance

The rise in social ills, she said, negatively affected communities across all socio- demographics.

Barakanye said St John Metsimotlhabe church choir comprised 50 choristers aged between 15- 40 years.

Chief of Staff, Boyce Sebetela, encouraged churches to rally behind President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi’s mindset change initiative.

He urged churches to adopt a new way of doing things to make Botswana a better place for all.

Sebetela pleaded with them to take advantage of the historical sites and natural resources in Palapye and Tswapong area to improve their lives.  

Kgosi Gasebalwe Seretse of Pilikwe commended St John for embracing the youth.

He said it was important for the youth to be firmly rooted in Christ, adding church leadership should give spiritual guidance to young people. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Portia Rapitsenyane

Location : PALAPYE

Event : Choirs

Date : 19 Sep 2023