Kingdom Classics promises musical feast

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Kingdom Classics
Kingdom Classics

Mohalenyane Phakela

POP Classic quartet, Kingdom Classics, has promised an edgy performance at their annual Independence show penciled for 2 October, 2015 at AVANI Maseru Hotel.

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. Formed in 2009, the group is comprised of Teboho Mothobi, Tuoe Hantši, Mojai Madras and Motebang Koneshe.

In an interview with the Weekender this week, Hantši said they would perform Sesotho renditions of six pop-classic songs.

“We tested the waters at our Easter/Winter show by performing one song which we had rearranged in Sesotho,” said Hantši.

“It was well received and, as promised, we will perform more this time; up to six to be exact.”

Kingdom Classics’ fusion of classical music from as long back as the 18th century with contemporary sounds has earned them rave reviews over the years. During their annual Easter/Winter concert in May, Kingdom Classics performed Sesotho renditions of such songs as the Spanish classic, Hasta Li Finale, which means till death do us part, titling it Ke Tlao Rata ho isa Lefung.

This time around, fans can expect such classics as Melanconia, Without You, Hero, O Solo Mio and Time To Say Goodbye sung in Sesotho.

“The show will take a totally different direction from the one our fans are used to. The first set will feature all of us performing as usual, while the second one will see us perform as individuals and in pairs” he said. “In the last set, we will perform six songs in their original language and then in Sesotho.”

Hantši said music was not a full-time career for the quartet, “but a means of entertaining people”.

“We were unable to hold the Valentine’s Day show earlier this year because we were caught up with the different jobs we have,” he said.

“Our music is one of its kind. To our knowledge, we are the only people offering this kind of melody throughout the entire country. The underlying message is that of love, healing and motivation which caters for every taste.”

 

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