Alleluya band to celebrate 35 years of existence

Alleluya band will on November 9, 2013 cerebrate 35 years of existence.

According to Andiamo spokesperson, Patrick Bwanali, said the cerebration will be held under the theme “35 years of singing life and joy”.

“The band’s contribution to the industry in the country is beyond telling. If people are able to listen to old Malawi’s music, it is Alleluya Band that started to put music in cassettes.

“People still love our old music as is evidenced by the large turn outs in the shows we have organized with Paul Banda,” said Bwanali.

He added: “Similarly, you cannot talk of music in Malawi without mentioning Alleluya Band. This is so because many of the top quality musicians we have in the country, the likes of Lucius Banda are our products.”

Alleluya band, cerebrating 35 years of existence

Alleluya band, cerebrating 35 years of existence

The public cerebration, which will be free of charge, will take place at Andiamo Ground in Balaka from 9:30 am.

Various activities have been lined up for the day with also some of them being from students of Andiamo Education Institutions.

“We shall also have different bands playing on this day. We have on the menu, Ben Mankhamba, Maskal and all veterans of Alleluya band,” said Bwanali.

According to its official page www.alleluyaband.org, the band was born on January 19, 1978.

Through the years, the band has been singing on a wide range of topics from hunger, AIDS and poverty, love, family and ideals of life through its music mix of reggae and African rumba rhythms with the influence of the various local tribes.

In its endeavours, it has flown the Malawian flag in Africa, Europe, Australia and recently in Brazil as well as South America.–Mana

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