With the country embroidered into electoral turmoil as political parties are failing to unite, the stage seems to appear differently for the music fanatics who are set to witness a reunion of two of the country’s music camps, Black Missionaries and Lucius Banda.
The two sides are expected to share the stage this weekend five months after their union was split due to differences over who should be performing first during their joint shows.
Entertainers Promotion has managed to take a major step to ensure the Blantyre music audience re-experience the moment they have been missing since the two decided to stop sharing the stage.
Jai Banda Managing Director for the promotion company disclosed to Nyasa Times that Black Missionaries and Lucius Banda with Zembani Band will finally bury the hatchet when they share the stage during a music phungwe at Motel Parade on Saturday May 31st, 2014 for the first this year.
“It’s a moment no music fan would love to miss. Lucius Banda and Mablacks have not performed together since last year, and this is the rare moment they come together and resurrects their music romance,” said Jai Banda.
The phungwe is expected to feature Police Orchestra, Supa Boys band as well as disco. The Ndefeyo Entertainment reggae artist, Trumel is expected to join the feast.
“We will transform the place. We have beefed up our equipment. We have new laser lights, six smoke machines as well as guitars. At K1,500 only, one will have non-stop fun to morning.”
Banda assured people of enough security, saying the safekeeping personnel would be doubled to ensure the safety of the patronage.
Aside from music performances by Lucius and the Chileka-based reggae kings, Mablacks, there will be a Carlsberg competition in which branded T-shirts, caps and bags will be given out.
“There will be a drinking competition but also we will give out 100 free T-shirts. We have decided not to have many artists so that the two main acts-Banda and Mablack- have enough time on stage. I urge people to come early because there are a lot of surprises. But there won’t be free entry for anybody,” explained Banda.