Re gorogile mo lapeng. In our language, this means “we have arrived home.” It has been a long journey. Now we are here. Re teng. We are with our friends, families, and loved ones. We are thinking of the past 10 years and those who did not make it here with us. They were taken too soon. We mourn them, and we celebrate what they gave us. We listen to their playing, appreciating each note, each chord, each rhythm. In this music, they are immortal. While their souls rest, they continue to live in our hearts and help us find our way home. Re mo lapeng.
We would like to acknowledge our friends and families for supporting us for all of these years. Ollie, Kevin, Khaya, and the staff from Botswanacraft, thank you for the space to record and play our music (and for the excellent meals). Skizo, Lex, and Berry – thanks for using your recording skills to breathe life into this music. Andy, this project would be nowhere without your phenomenal ear and your unparalleled mixing skills. To those who are no longer with us, Lekofi, Elliot, Malombo, Shabani, and too many others, robala ka kagiso. Finally, to all of the jazz artists in Botswana who have encouraged and inspired us over the years, we are forever grateful.