Entertainers Promotions’ Sound and Light concert makes a first dock on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi where the crème of Malawi music is set to perform at Livingstonia Beach in Salima.
The 24 hour gig is scheduled to start 10 am on Saturday and runs until Sunday morning.
The country’s live show heavyweights such as Black Missionaries, Anthony Makondetsa, Great Angels Choir, Skeffa Chimoto and Real Sounds, Piksy, Dan Lu and Rockers Band, Maskal, Police Orchestra, Kamuzu Barracks Singers, Mulangeni Sounds, Gwamba, Lulu as well as 4-Tees Disco are top on the menu to offer entertainment.
This is the second Sound and Light Concert organised by Entertainers Promotions after the first one in Lilongwe in May.
In an interview, Tonderai Banda, the new managing director for Entertainers Promotions, said the idea of coming up with the Sound and Light concerts was one way of exposing music to be performed at the 24-hour show on the international stage.
“You know recently we came up with a new innovation where we want to promote Malawi music internationally through Youtube. We realised that most Malawian music is not exposed internationally and we thought of coming up with something new this year in that regard. The idea is to have Malawian songs more accessible on Youtube while on the other hand expanding the market of these songs here locally,” Banda said.
The concerts also boast of mixing different genres of music such as gospel and secular by bringing together musicians across the divide.
“The idea is to come up with events that will appeal to both the young and the old and all those who have different tastes of music. That is why we are now working with musicians who we have never worked with like gospel artists. We have also added more artists such as Ben Michael as well as Edgar ndi Davis. We also have a surprise gospel artist.
“There will be two stages, where one is for live performances and the other one is for disco. We also have effects lights strategically positioned in trees to beautify the area and for security purposes,” he said.