Traditional musical instruments include the lekolulo, a kind of flute used by herding boys, the setolo-tolo, a mouth instrument played by men, and the stringed thomo performed by women.
Lesotho’s national anthem is “Lesotho Fate La Bo-ntata Rona,” which translates as “Lesotho, Land of Our Forefathers.”
Lesotho’s traditional form of dwelling is known as a mokhoro. Many older homes, particularly in smaller towns and villages, are of this style, with walls often made of big stones glued together. Baked mud bricks and, in particular, concrete blocks are still used today, and thatched roofs are still prevalent, though they are often replaced with corrugated roofing sheets.
The Basotho blanket, a thick covering made mainly of wool, is essential to traditional clothing. The blankets are widespread across the nation in all seasons, and men and women wear them differently.
The Morija Arts & Cultural Event is a well-known arts and music festival in Sesotho. It is conducted each year in Morija, the historical village where the first missionaries came in 1833.