After introducing the event some weeks ago in Blantyre, Urban Music Party (UMP) brings the UMP night in Lilongwe next week.
In the build-up to the 2013 urban festival comeback show on July 7 at the Royal Palm Hotel in Blantyre, organisers have lined up UMP Nights as a way of drumming up support towards the main event.
“UMP nights are unique because they offer a 2-hour exclusive playing of local Malawian music, particularly the urban genre, in a bid to promote the culture of playing Malawian music in clubs and other social gatherings.
“We need to promote our own music first, and our local artists are going to get the needed local support in the process. It is disappointing to note that sometimes you can go to out to a club or anywhere without listening to any local song”, said one of the
organisers, Edward Kankhomba, adding that the Lilongwe event will be at Zanzi club in Lilongwe next week Friday, 14th June.
He said judging from the feedback and attendance first UMP night that was recently held at Blue Elephant in Blantyre, the event concept was well received, and expectations are that the Lilongwe UMP Night will be bigger and better.
To spice up the event, UMP night has roped in top local urban artists, Young Kay, Daredevils and Trumel.