Blantyre hosts urban gospel music show: Proceeds to benefit Malawi cancer campaign

Some of the country’s top urban gospel musicians will this Friday night converge at Comesa Hall in Blantyre where they are billed to perform at an event dubbed “Urban Gospel Music Party – UGMP”.

This is a contemporary gospel music show organized by Jew Chapomba, a Malawian gospel musician popularly known as Jucha.

Son to Pastor Carol Chapomba, the singer has put up the show as pre-launch for his forthcoming album titled “Yesuology” and also as a fundraiser for the Cervical Cancer Friday Campaign [CCFC].

The CCFC is under the Children’s Hope Foundation, a charity organization co-founded by the musician and former Malawi News Model of the Year, Tina Kendricks.

Gospel show in aid of cancer camapign

Gospel show in aid of cancer camapign

The musicians billed to perform on Friday night are Faith Mussa, Steve Muliya, Armstrong Kalua, Lawi, POV, David Kalilani, The Springs, Nthambi, Khama Khwiliro, Kho & Lonje, Rhema and Black Flame, among others.

“This is a special event because it’s not only bringing together the cream of gospel musicians, but also because I’m dedicating it to charity,” Chapomba told Nyasa Times in an interview, saying all was set for the show.

“I want to my music to make a positive impact and reach out to the underprivileged in the country,” added the singer, who has so far assisted needy secondary school students in Blantyre by paying for their school fees and proving food items to 83 children.

Speaking on the show, Muliya, who is fondly known as Wazisomo, hailed Chapomba for bringing together such group of artists as well as the initiative which will help those suffering from cancer.

He said patrons should expect nothing but the best of a gospel music show as everyone was ready.

“We are really prepared and as am talking now we are just coming from practices with Impact Band,” said Muliya. “This is a ministry, God called us to revive the nations through gospel music.”

“People should expect ministration of the Holy Ghost through the performances this Friday,” he added, inviting people of Blantyre to come along with their families.

On his part, Khama Khwiliro, better known for his song ‘Nthawi Yakwana’ said “fans should expect an energetic performance from me as I will keep them on the dance floor in praise of Christ all night till dawn.”

Speaking on Jew Chapomba’s music, Khwiliro said he was impressed with Jucha’s style of music.

“Times are changing and we need such artists who fuse Afro and House music so that we compliment all genres for our fans.

“It’s high time we advance our style of music,” said Khwiliro, who revealed he will start recording his next album in next month.

The is sponsored by Capital Radio Malawi, FM 101, Steers, Alpha Arts, Star FM, Children’s Hope Foundation, Matindi FM, MIJ Radio, Ashtech and CFC Radio.

Jew Chapomba’s music, a mixture of Afro Pop, Soul, Jazz and House genres, is available online at http://www.reverbnation.com/jewchapombajucha.

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