Krishna Kumar Kunnath, better known as KK, has been mesmerising audiences around the world with his powerful and soulful voice for over two decades and fans of this top Indian playback singer, will have the chance to watch him for the first in South Africa live in concert on 8 December at the official opening of the Suncoast’s new venue, The Globe.
Whether it’s Tadap Tadap, Zara Sa, Awarapan Banjarapan and Tu Hi Meri Shab, there will be firm favourites for everyone. KK – Live in Concert is brought to you by Blu Blood and Showtime Promotions, both synonymous for bringing world-class entertainment to South Africa.
“We are excited to be bringing out one of Bollywood’s all-time favourite playback singers. This is KK’s first performance in South Africa and it’s worth mentioning that this will be the first show in Suncoast’s new events venue, The Globe,” says MD of Blu Blood, Osman Osman.
“KK’s visit coincides with the completion of our developments at Suncoast,” adds Mike Dowsley Executive Director at Suncoast, “so it is fitting to have an artist of KK’s stature to celebrate the launch of The Globe to our patrons and we look forward to hosting many more incredible events in our new venue.”
KK considers himself extremely fortunate to have made singing his career. A family man, KK is recluse in his private life, preferring to spend time with his wife and two children. Which is why it is a real treat to have him travel to South Africa.
“I am very excited to be coming to South Africa to perform for the first time,” exclaims KK. “Many of my fellow performers have boasted about the beauty of South Africa and its people, which I am looking forward to experiencing.” On what fans can expect, KK says: “I will be doing a mix of my songs, from the more upbeat songs to crooning the audience with some of my more romantic numbers. I have a great show in store.”
Tickets from R280 are available through Computicket online and selected outlets.
Hailing from a middle-class family in Delhi, India, KK was a naturally gifted singer from a young age. KK indulged in his passion for singing during his student days. His versatile voice was soon tapped by various ad agencies for jingles. He even formed a rock band with his friends. In 1994, KK decided to shift his home base to Mumbai, after which he went on to sing on more than 3500 jingles in 11 Indian languages.
Vishal Bhardwaj, who noticed his talent, gave him the much-needed break in Hindi cinema in Maachis with Gulzar’s hit, Chodh aaye hum who galiyan. Vishal also gave him his first solos number in Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke. In 1999, KK bagged the prestigious SCREEN Award as Best Singer for his solo album. This was followed by a round outstanding performances. Over his career, he has sung close to 500 songs in Hindi and more than 100 songs in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
About Blu Blood
Blu Blood is personified in the form of Osman and Shaaista Osman, who have combined their expertise, experience and enthusiasm as the two pillars of this lifestyle and management brand. Known for the professional event management services, they have hosted the biggest Bollywood productions including Atif Aslam, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Goshal and Adnan Sami as well as crossing paths with renowned international and local artists including US actor/comedian, Orlando Jones, Azhar Uzman, Preacher Moss, Russel Peter, Joey Rasdien, Marc Lottering. They are the exclusive management house for Riaad Moosa, Tumi Morake and Ndumiso Lindi.
About Showtime Promotions
Experts in the showbiz industry, have more than 40 years combined experience in event management and concert promotion. The represent a new wave of quality entertainment in South Africa. Over the past 22 years, they have set new precedents with local and international events that has benchmarked the company as one of the leaders in Bollywood show business.