Lead­ing trio singing for a good cause

The Sunday Independent - - METRO - AMANDA MALIBA amanda.maliba@inl.co.za Idols Idols

THREE of Mzansi’s top male soul­ful singers have teamed up to use the mu­si­cal plat­form to fight the so­cial ills fac­ing the coun­try.

Musa Suk­wene, Karabo Mo­gane and Don­ald Moat­she will this af­ter­noon launch the Gen­tle­man’s Tour at Plat­inum Lounge in Cosmo City, Rand­burg.

Other male artists like Lesego LSG will join them on stage in sol­i­dar­ity with women and chil­dren.

“We just want to make this a fo­cus of us (men) stand­ing to­gether as one and be­ing able to stand against some of the things that are hap­pen­ing in the coun­try in terms of abuse against chil­dren and women. We just want to stand to­gether to say that this needs to stop, by us­ing the mu­si­cal plat­form.”

Although their sig­na­ture sound is love songs, Karabo said the show is not re­stricted to that.

“Even mu­sic that speaks about hard­ship and that speaks about abuse of chil­dren and women is very much wel­come be­cause it’s also an ini­tia­tive for us to have a voice as men to speak against such is­sues.” For Karabo, the favourite part of the project is work­ing with a fel­low win­ner (Musa) and a mu­sic men­tor (Don­ald). The cherry on top is get­ting to ex­plore the mu­sic while get­ting to know one an­other, ap­pre­ci­at­ing each other’s tal­ents and bring­ing those dif­fer­ent el­e­ments to­gether on stage for im­pact.

“Shar­ing a stage with an­other Idols win­ner is in­cred­i­ble. It’s amaz­ing that we can both come and work to­gether.

“We’ve come to be re­ally good friends. I see Musa (2013 win­ner) as my older brother now, and it is just amaz­ing,” he said.

Karabo came top in 2015 as sea­son 11’s over­all win­ner. He ad­mit­ted that af­ter his win, he faced a lot of ups and downs. But even with that, he be­lieves they all led him to this mo­ment.

“I am re­ally grate­ful for the process and just be­ing able to work and push through. The jour­ney has been beau­ti­ful. I have made a lot of friends and have met in­cred­i­ble peo­ple who in­spired me to do even more than what I am do­ing. I re­ally would not trade it for any­thing else.”

KARABO MO­GANE, Musa Suk­wene and Don­ald Moat­she will per­form the Gen­tle­man’s Tour at Plat­inum Lounge in Cosmo City, Rand­burg.

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