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Mi Casa to join Lira to sing for Obama

By Nomaswazi Nkosi | Dec 20, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

'These Streets' singers Mi Casa will join local music heavyweight Lira in performing for US President Barack Obama next month.

Lead singer JSomething, whose real name is Joao Fonseca, confirmed that they would be at the first of several inauguration balls for Obama on January 21 at the Mead Centre for American Theatre in Washington.

"We are so blessed. It is such an honour," he said.

He explained that a meeting with the ambassador of Botswana, a "very big fan", had played a role in their being chosen to perform.

Fonseca said the threesome never expected the success and popularity they have gained during such a short time in the entertainment industry.

"It was just a dream - but this year we've had about 300 concerts," he said.

The band will be busy this festive season with concerts in Botswana, Mozambique and on home shores.

"We're spending Christmas in a van. The day before we'll be in Mozambique. We literally have a concert a day for December.

On New Year's Eve we will perform at Emperors Palace [in Kempton Park]," Fonseca said.

In the new year the band will work on new music that is expected to be released in June.

In the meantime, fans can look out for their new video, titled Can't Get Enough.

The group is hoping the Obama inauguration performance will help them get more exposure and boost their online presence.

- nkosin@sowetan.co.za

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hurray!...hip hip hurray! hip hip hurray!....hip hip hurray!...ok now im tired!

Dec 20, 2012 7:48 | 0 replies

Big up to Miss Lira and jSomething...

Dec 20, 2012 6:54 | 0 replies

wow this is such awsome news for SA, you go gutys and represent SA we so proud of you.

Dec 20, 2012 4:36 | 0 replies

yup!!! taking bananas to Dubs?

Dec 20, 2012 11:20 | 0 replies

What a big break for them

Dec 20, 2012 9:32 | 0 replies

We have so many brilliant artists in SA. Seeing them get this kind of exposure is just so very satisfying. Break a leg :)

Dec 20, 2012 8:47 | 0 replies

oh please boys dont get wraped up into the rock star life that side and give up your souls for fame and success rather stay home and perform for your real fans ={

Dec 20, 2012 8:43 | 0 replies

think Obama flew SAA, for Micasa and Lira r on the top list of the artists in our SAA flights from NY and Washington DC!

Dec 20, 2012 8:18 | 0 replies

who is he again?

Dec 20, 2012 8:9 | 0 replies

Well m simphiwe Dana and phuzakhemisi fan, I don't know these guys.

Dec 20, 2012 8:0 | 0 replies

Go Mi casa!!!
Keep rocking and put us on top of the map!!!!

Dec 27, 2012 9:22 | 0 replies