Ma Blacks, Lucius Banda to perform in the UK


Malawi’s music giants the Black Missionaries Band, Anthony Makondetsa and Lucius Banda will in March perform in the United Kingdom (UK) to raise funds for charity.

The two will perform together with Zambia’s B1 and Organised Family as well as Uganda’s Ziza Bafana.

In an interview on Thursday, Black Missionaries leader Anjiru Fumulani said the tour has been organised by UK-based Panash Entertainment to raise funds for charity works in Africa.

The funds will be used by a non-profit organisation Angels Across Africa to educate, empower and support under-privileged children and families on the continent.

Fumulani said the shows were initially set for last December, but most of the musicians involved had other commitments.

“To us, this shows that the local bands are of an international standard.

“As Malawians, we have pushed enough to be recognised by over-seas promoters,” he said.

The shows will take place at The Royal Regency, London and Aria Suite in Leeds.

Meanwhile, the reggae outfit has taken a break this month from live performances after a busy schedule during the festive season.

Fumulani, however, said they expect to have one performance on Chilembwe Day.

He said the band will use most of its time during the break to record music for its new Kuimba 11 album.

He said they expect to finish recording in March, with promotional singles hitting the airwaves by April.

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