Blantyre scrambles for Ndiyende Bwanji DVD

Just like fresh cookies with irresistible aroma, Great Angel’s new release DVD and CD on Sunday was welcomed with a rush, as people had to quicken and jostle for a copy which was selling at reduced price of K500.

Great Angel Choir was launch its third DVD and CD at Comesa Hall in Blantyre in a show, which was hugely patronized despite earlier rumours that the show was called off due to President Bingu wa Mutharika’s death.

Comesa hall was almost filled to capacity and with its faulty air conditioners, it heated up like hell but the audience was not moved considering the list of performers on the menu. No one for sure would have resisted the urge to stay on despite sweltering temperature inside the hall.

Performing: Great Angels

Sweet music and excellent performances by the curtain-raisers and the main headliner, the choir itself, aside, the pick of the moment was when it was announced that the Ndiyende Bwanji DVD was reduced from K1, 000 to K500.

The audience had to rush, kicking chairs in between as people run to get a copy. In no time the choir had sold out hundreds copies of which would have taken ages to sale.

Blantyre fans were all excited and cheerful, a clear definition of how starving it has been for Great Angles Choir’s public performance in the commercial city.

With well crafted and choreographed dances, the choir’s performance did not disappoint at all. It did put up impressive show, gluing the audience to the dancing floor n the end.

The choir did several songs from the Ndiyende Bwanji album but it was Ndiyende Bwanji the title track and Sindipita particularly that sent the patronage into ecstasy of excitement. It was of no surprise that it demanded an encore of each song the choir performed.

Even the cast of curtain-raisers was superb and well selected-its selection was well thought of. With Zigoma, Mlaka Maliro, Grace Chinga, Allan Chirwa, Peter Uyu Mulangeni and new kid on the block, Limbani Simenti, who would expect nothing less than an impressive showdown.

Each one on the list of curtain-raisers managed to move the audience and as if they had conspired prior to the show, they all managed to maintain the tempo among the ever-cheerful audience, which new almost every song of the artist who stormed the stage as evidenced in how it sung along with artists.

“Its long time since the Great Angels performed in Blantyre and I could not afford to miss this show. This choir is great and unique in its own ways and it was of no surprise how people are out to support it,” Sintha Msusa commented after the show.

Another patron, Tionge Mumba described the show as one amazing display by the artists on the list.

“I didn’t know that people could welcome Mlaka in that way and even the other curtain-raisers were all in form, none disappointed us and that is what we expect when we come to patronize such shows. There is a need for the choir to be hold such shows now and then here in Blantyre,” she said.

The Blantyre show came last after the choir had toured Lilongwe and Mzuzu where it managed to raise a mammoth patronage.

Ndiyende Bwanji is Great Angels Choir’s third album following two other successful albums, Mundifungatile and Tigwireni Zanja, which contain a popular song Painendekha sindingathe.

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