N-Dubz star Fazer reveals love of classical music

25/07/13

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N-Dubz star Fazer has announced plans to encourage young people to discover classical music.

He's better known for performing rap and pop but says he wants to pass on the "inspiration" he gets from classical music.

He will perform his new composition at the Urban Classic Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 August alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Hopefully they'll get the same inspiration and feeling that I got when I first worked with an 85-piece orchestra
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Fazer has also announced plans to make a BBC Three documentary on the genre.

His Prom performance will feature seven young people who say they find the idea of classical music boring and "posh".

He said: "Hopefully they'll get the same inspiration and feeling that I got when I first worked with an 85-piece orchestra. It's like 3D music, music in high definition."

The orchestra includes a drummer and a mandolin player as well as 18-year-old gospel singer Shevelle and rapper Curtis, 17, both from London.

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Image caption Fazer performs along with N-Dubz bandmates Dappy and Tulisa

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett said: "I'm really excited that this year BBC Three viewers from across the UK will be able to watch the first ever Urban Classic Prom as well as getting a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account from Fazer and his urban orchestra of the kind of preparation involved to performing at such an event."

The two-part documentary has a working title of Fazer's Urban Symphony and is due out later in the year.

Fazer is best known as one third of N-Dubz.

His bandmates are Tulisa Contostavlos, the former X Factor judge and her cousin, Dappy, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos.

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