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Background information
Origin Maseru, Lesotho
Genres Afro-Jazz, Rock fusion
Years active 1976 – present
Labels Shifty Records

Sankomota is a band from the 'mountain kingdom' of Lesotho. The band (originally named Uhuru) was formed around 1976 and consisted of several members in its earliest years, namely - Frank Leepa (guitarist, vocalist, arranger, composer), Moss Nkofu (drummer), Black Jesus (percussion), Moruti Selate, Tšepo Tšola (lead vocalist, composer), Pitso Sera (guitar), among others. Peter Schneider managed the band in its early years till 1979.

Music career[edit]

Under the leadership of Frank Leepa, Sankomota's career spanned a duration of more than two decades.


  • 1983: Sankomota
  • 1989: The Writing's On The Wall
  • 1991: Exploration - A New Phase
  • 1991: Dreams Do Come True (Re-release)
  • 1993: After The Storm
  • 2001: Frankly Speaking
  • Best Of Sankomota 1981-1991
  • Greatest Hits
  • The Best Of Tsepo Tshola & Sankomota


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