The popular Cape Town concert series Music Alla Kaap 2017 is back with a diverse, all-star line-up. Each artist was carefully handpicked to make sure “Cape Town fans will not be disappointed.” The show, produced and conceptualised by Alistair Izobell, who will also be performing on stage with the rest of the stars, will take place for one night only on Saturday, February 18, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.
This year’s show will feature international award winning artist, Judy Boucher, as well as South African stars Emo Adams, Garth Taylor, Candice Nicole Thornton, Nur Abrahams, Madeegha Anders and hosted by Marc Lottering. Previous sold out shows included the late Zayn Adam and Percy Sledge, SA stars Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, PJ Powers and more.
The Next 48Hours caught up with Izobell and Boucher on the eve of the concert.
What do you have in store for audiences with the fifth-year instalment of Music Alla Kaap?
Music Alla Kaap has become an event that people have embraced because the experience has become such that they have taken ownership of celebrating their local talent pool. So not only do they get to have an experience that exceeds their expectation, but a sense of pride and an understanding of the importance of celebrating local talent.”
Tell us about some of the acts for this year’s show and what each brings to the party.
Every one of the artists on the bill is superb in their craft. They are not only successful brands, but Capetonian ambassadors. They are also individually successful in moulding young artists and creating opportunities for those who will take over the baton of entertainment in the next few years. Garth and Emo are as energetic as anyone can imagine, with great entertainment value, while Nur, Candice and Madeegah are just incredible vocalists who makes your soul smile with their magical voices. And Marc as the host will not only keep you in stitches, but run the show like clockwork.
What keeps you in love with Cape Town and its music and culture?
I am blessed to have the privilege of only working in Cape Town and have my city embrace my work. It’s very rare that one in this business needs not go and work elsewhere. It is also just magical that I get to work with young people who are so talented and be part of their journeys in the entertainment business. I would not trade the luxury of living in this beautiful city for anything, and I am certainly involved with my Cape Town.
How do you feel about being back to entertain your loyal fans in the Mother City?
I can’t wait to see them all again. It feels like coming home to see my family. The show in P.E. on Valentines Day’s was fantastic. It was a great feeling to meet some fans who came to my show on King’s Beach in 1992.
What would you say is the secret behind a great song?
I believe the secret behind a great song is meaningful lyrics, sweet melody and a great hook line.
How do you keep your passion for music going strong?
I don’t think I do anything to keep the passion for music going. it seems to be a natural thing.
* Bookings are now open at Computicket for tickets ranging in price from R120 to R160.
The show is scheduled for 8pm on the evening.