NEW YORK —
Singer Akiko Wada, 58, on Tuesday performed at the Apollo Theater in New York to mark the 40th anniversary of her debut. Wada is the first Asian to perform at the theater in its 140-year history.
Wada said, “Ray Charles ( who used to perform at the theater) is a God for me. He performed together with me on the 30th anniversary of my debut. But he passed away four years after that. I can’t believe I could perform here today.”
In the concert, Wada sang 14 songs, including her original songs and Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind.” Some 1,450 people attended the concert.