Black Missionaries at Mzuni Friday

The Black Missionaries band – arguably Malawi’s best reggae music outfit – storms the north this weekend for a series of shows with their first to be held at Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Friday evening.

Ma Blacks, as they are popularly known in music circles, have remained relevant – releasing some of Malawi’s best songs – since the demise of their founder Evison Matafale in 2001.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times Friday Mzuni Student Union (MUSU) deputy entertainment director Chawezi Gondwe said the show will enable students shake off their academic pressure a little bit and refresh as they ready themselves for end of semester exams.

“We want students to have fun – after punishing themselves with academic work for a long time now,” said Chawezi.

Blacks performing .-Photo by Paul Mutharike/Nyasa Times

He added: “It will be K1 500 for students and K2 000 for outsiders.”

He, however, urged students to desist from violence saying that tarnishes the good name of the University.

“We must behave,” he urged, “to save the good name of Mzuni.”

Of the songs that will likely be played during the show, most of them are likely to be from their latest album Kuimba 9 which includes hit songs such as Angochimwirabe.

On Saturday, the Chileka-based band will be at Mzuzu Lodge for another show.

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