Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Jouberton: Kopano ke Matla is a traditional tswana music dance group which has been existing for over a decade now, the group is based in Jouberton Ext 11 and has previously won three Satma Awards (South African Traditional Music Awards) in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Dinonyane is a junior group under the senior umbrella of Kopano ke matla, in 2017 Dinonyane shocked and outshined the likes of Mma Ausi to scooped the 2017 Satma Award as the best traditional tswana group in the country.
This junior group has the age variation of between 14 years to 7 years. The youngsters have again managed to put Matlosana “Klerksdorp” and the entire North West Province on the map by being the only music group to be nominated for the SAMA Awards in the category of the best traditional music album.
Dinonyane was established in 2013 and released their first album in 2015 titled “Bonolo” and in 2016 they released another album called “Pitsi” which is the one that won them a Satma and now a Sama nominationin 2018. They are nominated with the likes of Jessica Mbangeni, University of Pretoria “Indodana”, Complete Isiqalo and Bombshell.
Tshepiso Modisadife the manager of the group expressed his gratitude and happiness at this landmark achivement.
“Modisadife says all Matlosana needs to do is to pray that we bring the Sama home, he says if they win this award it will be a motivation for the young members of Dinonyane group and their peers that talent can take you places and this will give them more strength to go further”
He thanked the National Arts Council, Black M, Mamokomane funeral parlour and Cata (Cultural Arts and Traditional Affairs) for the support they have given them.
The SAMA Awards are scheduled to take place on the 2nd of June at Sun City in Rustenburg.