Beverage manufacturers Castel Malawi on Friday evening hosted a Valentine’s Day Jazz Night at Lotus Hotel in Namiwawa, Blantyre.
The mood was full of affection. The couples present on the night appeared to outdo each other for the accolade of the best dressed with red, white and black being the dominant colours within the expansive hall.\
The legendary Lucky Stars led by the celebrated Boniface Ndamera and jazz maestro Gresham Mokwena provided the music on the night. The ease with which the two acts went about their business brought a soothing feeling which spread across the room.
Lucky Stars brought Lower Shire vibes on the platform as they dished out some of their golden oldies such as the all-time favourite Chinafuna Mbale, Bwera Iwe and Unazeze.
Mokwena very much relied on the exceptional skills of Tamara Mkorongo who led the vocals with distinguished dexterity and Chigomezo Nyasulu on the saxophone was another wonder.
Castel Malawi category manager for alcoholic beverages Stanley Chiyora said they were forced to push the event to a later date because this year Valentine’s Day fell on a Monday which wasn’t ideal to hold an event of such a nature.
He said they used the moment to bring their consumers together to share the celebration of their brands and the spirit of love which prevails in February.
Chiyora said: “As a company, we believe in great brands and great moments. This is one moment of celebrating the spirit of Malawi which is the icon spirits that we sell and also celebrate the spirit of love.”
He said they are happy that despite shifting the event’s date people still came to honour it because it was organised for them.
Colvin and Pamela Gangata from Chileka in Blantyre were chosen as the best dressed couple and won a meal voucher at Lotus Hotel.