FANS of Cape Town-based actor, singer and producer Emo Adams are in for an unusual treat this weekend as he brings along his brother, Loukmaan, to perform a more personal and “factual” show in Port Elizabeth this weekend.
The Adams brothers are appearing at the NMMU Goldfields Auditorium tomorrow in their show, Brother Love.
Having last performed together 10 years ago, Emo said they came up with an idea for a show they would do as brothers. A show, Emo said, entailed song, dance, comedy, energy and most importantly family values.
“We are showcasing the love between two brothers and the love for those who helped us through our careers.”
Some of the people he said have shaped their careers and who they were dedicating the show to were Taliep Peterson and David Kramer.
They will also get together to perform My Broertjie, My Bra from the Kramer and Petersen musical District Six.
Emo said Brother Love was far more than a musical reflection of their lives. They also explicitly and generously pay tribute to their parents, who supported their interest in music from an early age. Photographs of them are projected onto the stage, adding a personal touch.
“This is the first show where they will actually get to know the real me because [it] is based on what people don’t know about us.”
“Even though the show has entertainment value, it is more personal because my other shows are usually just a few made up stories. This show is all factual.”
His fans would enjoy the comedy and the song choices in the show, Emo said.
“The song we dedicate to our mother has become quite a hit and people request it all the time.”
The brothers are also bringing along the accomplished Camillo Lombard as musical director. He has worked with music greats such as Jonathan Butler, Jimmy Dludlu and Bebe Winans.
Emo, who hosts Jou Show met Emo on kykNET, is producing debut albums of South African Idols contestant Crushanda Forbes and SK Sekoati, who stars in popular soap opera 7de Laan.
He is also in the process of opening his own venue soon.
The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available at R150 at Westway Cafe in Cape Road on (041) 365-0217, Gelvandale Super Spar in Stanford Road on (041) 456-1130 and from Xenny on 072-819-1928.
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