One night of Kwaito, Hip-Hop and rap in Durban

2010-11-27 00:00

DURBAN’S DJ Tira and his kwaito band Big Nuz will share the stage with international hip-hop artists Busta Rhymes and T-Pain when the two American rappers perform at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) Arena this weekend.

The Americans are only performing in Durban, meaning local fans have one up on their big-city counterparts for once. Tomorrow evening’s concert will be preceded by a photo and autograph opportunity at the Suncoast Casino complex’s ECR stage in the morning where the rappers will mingle with fans.

Organisers Shabach Concerts have promised Durban more similar concerts in future.

Jamad Mthembu of Shabach told Weekend Witness that the buzz of the concert has picked up dramatically and that tickets are selling exceptionally well.

He said considering that a lot of people were sceptical about the show at first, there was now a lot of excitement as posters adorn street poles in Durban and surrounding areas. “The response has really been exciting,” he said.

He said their choice of only organising the show for Durban was because the city had been sidelined in the past when it came to international concerts.

“We said let’s do something for the Durban audience and already we can see that Durbanites are extremely excited that we are bringing something exclusively for them,” Mthembu said.

Tickets are available at Computicket in three categories, bronze, gold and platinum, with varying prices. Mthembu said the show would be a catalyst to many more in the future and that after they were finished with this gig they were looking at bringing another major one sometime next year.

Busta Rhymes is expected in the country today while T-Pain will touch down on Sunday morning.

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