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Kat and the Kings (1999)

Album cover for Kat and the Kings Cast Recording1999

Taliep Petersen (Composer)

19 August – 2 January, 2000

           Set in late-1950s South Africa, it focuses on teenager Kat Diamond, who believes he's the best singer and dancer in District Six, multi-racial slum in Cape Town. With his friends Ballie, Magoo, Bingo, and Lucy, he forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings, and the quintet - emulating the American doo wop and rock and roll they adore - becomes a sensation, graduating from street corners to “whites only” nightclubs where the dictates of apartheid force them to use the rear entrance) and a recording contract.

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