King­dom Clas­sics re­turn

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

KING­DOM Clas­sics has promised fans some­thing dif­fer­ent at their an­nual Easter/win­ter con­cert to be held on Sun­day at Maseru Sun Ca­banas.

The four-mem­ber pop/clas­sic group’s shows, which are held dur­ing Valen­tine, Easter/win­ter, In­de­pen­dence and Christ­mas, have be­come a prom­i­nent fea­ture on the lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment cal­en­dar. How­ever, this year’s Valen­tine’s Day show did not ma­te­ri­alise due to group mem­bers’ work com­mit­ments. How­ever, in an in­ter­view with the Week­ender, the group ex­pressed in­tent to make amends dur­ing their first show of the year, which starts at 2pm.

Formed in 2009, King­dom Clas­sics con­sists of Teboho Mothobi, Tuoe Han­tši, Mo­jai Madras and Mote­bang Koneshe. Their fu­sion of clas­si­cal mu­sic from as long back as the 18th cen­tury with con­tem­po­rary sounds has earned them rave re­views. The group’s mu­sic also seems to have found res­o­nance with mu­sic lovers re­gard­less of so­cial class, age group or even race. Over the years, the quar­tet has proved its stay­ing power, with fans ea­gerly await­ing their next per­for­mance.

Speak­ing of the Sun­day show, Han­tši said the con­cert is the group’s labour of love, promis­ing to de­liver an un­for­get­table per­for­mance.

“We do not con­sider mu­sic as a full-time oc­cu­pa­tion but a means of en­ter­tain­ing the peo­ple,” he said.

“We did not man­age to per­form at the Valen­tine’s Day show be­cause we were caught up with our dif­fer­ent jobs.”

Asked to de­scribe their genre of mu­sic, Han­tši said: “In­deed our mu­sic is one of its kind. To our knowl­edge, we are the only peo­ple of­fer­ing this kind of melody in the coun­try. It con­sists of love, heal­ing and mo­ti­va­tional songs which cater for ev­ery­one.”

He added that in keep­ing with their for­mat of adding a dif­fer­ent twist to ev­ery show, this time around the group Ac­capella Mo­ments will be guest per­form­ers.

Last year, King­dom Clas­sics in­cor­po­rated the comic re­lief of lo­cal kings of com­edy, Li­lapha­lapha, dur­ing In­de­pen­dence Day com- mem­o­ra­tions leav­ing the au­di­ence in stitches in be­tween their per­for­mances.

“Ac­capella Mo­ments’ mu­sic is more or less sim­i­lar with our sound and they have just re- leased their de­but al­bum which was well re­ceived by au­di­ences,” said Han­tši.

“So we found it be­fit­ting to give them more ex­po­sure by per­form­ing at our show since we be­lieve they are bound for greater things.”

He said they also had an agree­ment with Li­lapha­lapha to fea­ture them in at least one show ev­ery year.

MEM­BERS of the pop/clas­sic group King­dom Clas­sics.

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