Malawi music royalties Black Missionaries band popularly known as ‘Ma Blacks’ and music maestro, Anthony ‘Mr Cool’ Makondetsa invades Manchester City Centre for a second leg of what is being billed as the mother of all shows Saturday night.
After a convincingly sizzling and superlative premiere last weekend in Birmingham, Malawi’s crowd pulling band are expected to yet again rock fun seekers and music lovers to the maximum as they kick-start Malawi’s 50th independence celebration.
The organisers of the show had to change the initial Manchester venue to a more spacious one after demand for more tickets grew exceedingly high in order to accommodate more people to the show.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, one of the organisers of Ma Blacks invasion tour of duty to the UK, Johnston Mujugu of Grajoh talent management and entertainment outfit said the show will now take place in the heart of Manchester City center at a bigger venue after ticket sales clambered up the demand scales.
“Due to a high demand, we had to move the show to a bigger and more spacious venue to accommodate more people,” said Mujungu.
Mujungu told Nyasa Times that due to soaring popular demands for tickets, following a smashing maiden show the Manchester venue has now been moved to Methodist Central Buildings, Central on Oldham Street in the heart of Manchester city centre and the post code is M1 1 JQ.
Cover charges to the show is £30 per head for advance tickets purchased online at Eventbrite while those paying at the door will cough out £35 and that those willing find out more must contact the organisers; Grace Mtolera-Mujungu on 07432617322 and Norah Chwaula-McLintock on 07414965856.
In another interview, Black Missionaries frontman and band leader Anjiru Fumulani said they are more than ready to maintain their streak and promised more entertainment.
Said Anjiru: “We are ready as always to give them the best live performance in Manchester. We are the Black Missionaries and our mission is to preach the gospel of Malawi’s good music.
“We were born ready and so people must brace themselves for yet another explosive encounter with us. We give nothing but the best. We will rock the patrons till they are tired. It is our duty to perform and perform we will to the best of our ability.”
Soft-spoken Makondetsa added: “We are not in the UK on vacation, we came on a tour of duty and we will do what we came here to do – to play music for our fans and music lovers. We promise the best. We don’t take people’s support for granted.”
Bassist Ras Peter Amidu warned that those coming to Manchester for the show must brace themselves for a tough jamming session as the band is prepared to tire them off with yet another cracking performance.
“We are set to conquer them. We love our UK fans and we are prepared to give them an excellent show so they can celebrate Malawi’s 50 years of independence with a bang. We will give them roots rock reggae live and direct. Boom!” exclaimed Ras Peter Amidu in a matter of fact tone.
Band manager Ras Ray Harawa said :”Be prepared for a showdown. It’s gonna be a thrill. We praise Jah for everything.”
Both Grace Mtolera-Mujungu and Norah Chiwaula-McLintock the duo behind the Black Missionaries tour to the UK said the shows will start early and on schedule and will run through to the end time ensuring that patrons have a good run for their hard earned money.
Ma Blacks are expected to hold yet another show in Glasgow, Scotland next weekend at a venue to be confirmed before returning to England for another show in Luton Town.
In the first show, the Chileka based Afro-reggae based music outfit gave patrons a marvelous performance that left the audience in awe and administration as Ma Blacks gave it all with zest, power and satisfaction marked with spectacle and perfection.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :