Lesotho is also known as “The Kingdom in the Sky,” or, “The Mountain Kingdom.” This tiny, landlocked country that’s nestled inside of South Africa’s borders is home to a plethora of vistas and beautiful mountain passes….but also to a rampant overgrazing and erosion problem.
Fortunately, the colorful culture of music and instruments has not been washed away. The local sound is “Famo,” a music for men that hosts prominent vocals, complex rhythms, polyrhythmic composition, and a handful of widespread, expressive melodic lines that serve to define it’s unique sound. Nowadays the sound is often dominated by a dark side, violent lyrics with a fiery accordion accompaniment, but our friends The Sotho Sounds keep it real with traditional instruments and positive messages. Learn more about our conservation targets, our musical partners, and our other supporters below.
Our conservation targets in Lesotho are as follows:
Raised Beds/Keyhole Gardens
Local musicians involved include (but are not limited to):
A growing number of NGOs and individuals around Lesotho are offering to volunteer their time and/or expertise. These people and organizations include (but are not limited to):