Born for Greatness: Biography of Frank Leepa, by Mpho A. Leepa

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This heart-rending biography of one of Africa’s legends of contemporary music, is a well-written and fluid account of the life and times of Frank Leepa, the founder, leader and composer of Sankomota.

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Leepa's love of music

This book qualifies as an almost-complete account of Frank Leepa’s short life. Written by Frank Leepa’s sister, Mpho A Leepa, this book covers the important parts of Frank Leepa’s life – from the killing of his father by the a rented SADF military gunship, to his uphill battle in music and starting his band about three times to his love life and the finality of his death. This heart-rending biography of one of Africa’s legends of contemporary music, is a well-written and fluid account of the life and times of Frank Leepa, the founder, leader and composer of Sankomota.

A complete account

Mpho A. Leepa – Frank Leepa’s younger sister – gives an almost-complete account of her brother’s fulfilled, yet turbulent life and time in Lesotho, South Africa and Europe. Frank Leepa died on November 27, 2003 after a short illness. Mpho takes us on a journey of this genius – from childhood, to political turmoil of Lesotho, to missing a chance to gig in America for 6-months to their success in South Africa and in Europe.

From Anti-Antiques to Sankomota

Leepa also outlines her brother’s footsteps with his bands – from Anti-Antiques, to Uhuru and finally Sankomota. This book is an important addition to the understanding of the history of Lesotho and South Africa through music. It is beautifully written and it is a reflection of raw emotions that have been banked by Leepa’s family. “To speak of Sankomota is not to speak of a band, but an institution, the cornerstone of struggle politics of Africans in the southern tip of Africa.”

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Weight 0.25 kg
Genre

Biography, Music, Non-fiction

ISBN

978-062060-436-9

Languages

English

Pages

277

Type

Paperback

Size

A5

Target

Adults

Year (Published)

2017

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Born for Greatness: Biography of Frank Leepa, by Mpho A. Leepa

Born for Greatness: Biography of Frank Leepa, by Mpho A. Leepa