AS the ‘Commotion’ concert earmarked for Saturday, December 1 at the Alliance Francaise in Accra draws close, music lovers who heard singer, Ssue do some duets with Immanuel Emmanuel on her recent four-club Accra tour are looking forward to more delightful fare from the pair.
They have, with competent backing from the Ananse Band, worked out their own captivating interpretations of some classic Soul, Highlife and R&B songs which they serve with real taste.
“It is always thrilling when your partner on stage offers the kind of good vibes that push you to soar with your input. Immanuel is a fantastic singer and I enjoy doing things with him on stage,” Ssue said.
Immanuel gained attention on the local scene when he won the Season 5 of the Stars Of The Future music reality show organised by Charter House.
He is an extraordinarily versatile singer and songs released under his name include ‘My Time’ and ‘Midnight Cry’.
“It’s absolute magic when Ssue sings with Immanuel,” says Ssue’s Business Manager, Paa K Holdbrook-Smith.
The world of popular music has been blessed with some brilliant duets over the years. Pieces like ‘I Got You Babe’ by Sonny and Cher; ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ by Elton John and Kiki Dee have been on many people’s favourite list for decades.
Locally, one easily remembers items such as ‘Tena Me Nkyen’ by Paapa Yankson and Paulina Oduro; ‘Faithul’ by Okyeame Kwame and YaaYaa and ‘Hwe’ by Becca and Bisa Kdei.
Apart from the duet pieces with Immanuel, Ssue is also expected by herself to render several of her own compositions at the show.
Other acts billed for the night include Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Nathan Pryce, Atupiga Band, Dela Botri, Steve Bedi and Oswald The Poet.