Morena Leraba joins Black Major

We’re thrilled to announce that Lesotho breakout artist, Morena Leraba, has joined Black Major.

Among the plans for the upcoming year is the recording of Leraba’s first solo body of work, and building on the live performances that have already earned him a devoted following.

Writing in the Mail and Guardian in 2017, journalist Kwanele Sosibo said there “is an ease and stealth with which Morena Leraba moves through different contexts – all, it seems, in the service of creating a sound”. The Lesotho artist’s sound is built on famo – an accordion-based music style that emerged out of the migrant labour system – but catapults it beyond the mountains where Leraba grew up and into an undefined, but thrilling, new soundscape.

Leraba recently featured on Damon Albarn’s African Express EGOLI album (released in July 2019). He appeared on the album’s lead single “Johannesburg,” which also includes guest appearances from Gruff Rhys, Radio 123 and Sibot. Leraba has previously worked with BLK JKS and Spoek Mathambo.