All is set for the Malawi’s Sand Music Festival at Livinstonia Beach Hotel from Friday to Sunday and Kapirintiya’s Shadre Sangala, of the hit song ‘Kwathu Ku Ndirande’ fame, says he is determined to rock the festival.
He says he will introduce his newly-released single ‘Ubwere Angelina’, which he described as an acoustic piano accompanied song that is classic and soft that can be enjoyed best as some lay back entertainment.
Backed by Mizu Band, Sangala says he will perform most of the Kapirintiya’s popular songs, including ‘Kwathu Ku Ndirande’, which came into fame some years back.
“I am really proud to be considered that I perform at this great music festival at which I performed in its inception some seven years ago,” Sangala said. “As local artists, we are all geared to show the visiting artists that we have exceptional talent as well.
“You see, the idea of the Sand Music Festival, which was moulded by our patriarch in music Lucius Banda, is to give many artist the platform to market themselves.
“We are very grateful to sponsors of this event such as National Bank as the main sponsor and Sunbird Tourism and others for giving us the platform to showcase our talents.
“Music fans should expect some three days of fireworks of Malawian music spiced by the visiting foreign artists,” said Sangala, who will also perform with Mizu Band on its own right. Mizu is fast taking root as one of the best music bands in the country.
Amongst the artists to perform are visiting foreign artists—Diamond Platnumz Turbulence from Tanzania, Zinhle Ngidi from South Africa, General Kanene and Orga Family from Zambia.
Top of the local artists are Lucius Banda, Lulu, Black Missionaries, Dan Lu, Sally Nyundo, Nepman, Sam Smack, Tay Grin, Lambani Dube, Ethel Kamwendo, The Great Eangels, Edgar & Davis, Giddes Chalamanda, Paul Banda & Alleluyah Band, Soul Raiders Band, Mizu Band and many more.
Last year, the festival was spiced by the performance of Busy Signal from Jamaica.
Also on the cards are two sporting events — beach football and boxing.