Vocalist Nthakoana Ngatane, known as Queen Mosia in the music scene, has struck a partnership with a German musical group to introduce music in Lesotho schools.
Under the partnership, Queen Mosia and Jugendblasorchester (Orchestra) of Bernsdorf, will hold music workshops and concerts with schools in October 2023.
The Orchestra will visit Lesotho where together with Queen Mosia, the two partners will conduct music workshops for an undisclosed number of schools.
They will also host concerts to mark German Reunification Day and Lesotho Independence on October 3 and 4, 2023.
In a media statement this week, Ngatane said music begins with giving young people the options and opportunities from an early age, to develop an industry that can export its products and earn taxes for countries.
“If I had the opportunity I would have studied music, and studied to teach music and music business,” Nthakoana said.
She feels that music and the creative industry should be given as much attention as that is given to sectors such as manufacturing and others.
“We must also support the creative industry to develop, grow and thrive.”
Her dream is to formalise music education in mainstream schools and see teachers of music earning a decent living. She also wants to see composers and musicians earning their royalties, and the country getting a return on its investment in music and other art forms.
Queen Mosia urges organizations, companies and individuals interested to come on board to make this dream a reality.
The partnership with Queen Mosia and Jugendblasorchester was formed after she met and performed with the group this year.