As Malawi will be commemorating the life and martyrdom of Reverend John Chilembwe on Wednesday, 15 January, 2013, gospel music lovers in Lilongwe will celebrate the day in style, with a live music show.
The show, dubbed “The Big 6” will be featuring six of the country’s top gospel musicians namely Ethel Kamwendo-Banda, Thocco Katimba, Marvelous Deeds, The Great Angels Choir, Kamuzu Barracks Gospel Singers and The Mighty POV.
According to Abel Sanena, of the three-member gospel group Marvelous Deeds, who have organized the show, the music fest is slated for Sheaffer ICA Marquee in the capital city from11:00am to 7:00pm.
Sanena told Nyasa Times in an interview that they decided to call the music event “The Big 6” following a research which they did in the country’s major cities where gospel music fans settled for the six artists.
“We had a min research in which we involved the audience that patronizes gospel shows in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu and they chose those six artists,” claimed Sanena.
Sanena described the Wednesday concert as “special” because every act will have ample time to perform, a different scenario from most gospel shows which take place in the country as artists are given insufficient time to perform.
“We are promising our fans big things. Yes we will have only six artists, but the show will run for almost eight hours with live performances throughout.
“People have been complaining that we just sing two to three songs because of time, but come 15th January we will have much time on stage, every artist will perform close to 10 songs each,” promised the Marvelous Deeds vocalist.