AKA breaks new ground

Hip hop star to per­form with 30-piece orches­tra

Sowetan - - Timeout Music/theatre/art - By Em­manuel Tjiya

Lo­cal rap­per AKA has an­nounced that he will em­bark on an am­bi­tious one-night only con­cert with a 30-piece orches­tra.

Billed as a first for South Africa, the con­cert will take place on March 17 at the Sun Arena at the Times Square Casino in Pre­to­ria east.

It will see the Fela in Ver­sace hit­maker per­form all the great­est hits from his four al­bums Al­tar Ego, Lev­els, Be Care­ful What You Wish For and Touch My Blood.

Speak­ing to Sowe­tan yes­ter­day he teased that there will be a sur­prise sup­port­ing act in the line-up.

“It’s about giv­ing my fans a chance to see me live, per­form­ing with a 30-piece orches­tra, which is some­thing that I have al­ways wanted to do,” he said.

“After four al­bums, I think it’s the right time to do some­thing like this. My fans have been wait­ing for it for a long time.”

Tick­ets go on sale to­day and will cost be­tween R200 and R380.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to how the mu­sic will sound played with the orches­tra on a live stage. I think no­body has done this for our coun­try and I al­ways want to do things first,” he said.

AKA has just come back from Nige­ria where he won Best Hip Hop at the Sound­c­ity MVP Awards last Satur­day, beat­ing Falz, Nasty C, Kwesta and Sarkodie.

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Rap­per AKA sets his sights on a spe­cial con­cert.

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