Gospel artist Patience Namadingo has said music lovers in the country have two opportunities to witness world class concerts this year from the local artist, starting with his first on August 26 at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.
Namadingo said this in an interview last weekend when he gave details about the concert dubbed The All New under the hash tag #KuichinyiraComesa, with the other chance yet to be announced later in the year.
After his successful Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) concert on February 25, believed to be the ‘dawn’ for local artists to offer standard performances, the Macheza hit maker said people based in Blantyre and beyond will never regret attending this year’s second big concert.
“We strive for excellence. The Bicc show quenched people’s thirst for local artists’ epic live performance. And more than that standard is for Blantyre on August 26. We are bringing the Lake of Stars Festival’s equipment from Nyanja Productions and there will be energy all over,” said Namadingo.
He said the concert will also prove organisers that regard Blantyre as passive to music shows wrong.
“Malawi is one and we believe people spend on worth things only because money is scarce. Blantyre people support well organised events. Even the touted Lilongwe people do not patronise everything. We are working around the clock to offer Blantyre a world class performance that it has never staged,” said Namadingo.
While most patrons to the Bicc concert thought they were outside the country with Man in Chain script, Namadingo believes the new developed Konkuno script for Comesa stage will ignite the notion in Blantyre people that the show was done by foreigners due to the classic performance.
“On August 26, everyone should come and I will entertain them throughout the three-hour set,” he said.
Doors open at 7pm with standard tickets going at K10 000; VIP at K20 000 and double tickets at K15 000. n