Mangochi’s Zitherepano Entertainment Club is where fun seekers and imbibers will flock this evening to celebrate the club’s 22nd anniversary with The Black Missionaries and Anthony Makondetsa spicing up the event.
The club’s managing director Victoria Kingston said in an interview on Wednesday that everything was set and that it will be a double celebration as she is celebrating her 47th birthday on the same day.
She said Zithere, as patrons fondly call it, had for the past 22 years contributed to the tourism sector in the country through entertainment and that it is just proper to celebrate the past two decades in grand style.
“The club has contributed a lot to the entertainment circles and it is where Sand Music Festival was born after several renowned Malawian artists felt left out of one of the biggest arts festivals in the country, Lake of Stars shows,” said Kingston.
“The Malawian artists teamed up and held a parallel show at Zitherepano and named it Sand Music Festival,” she said.
Kingston said the club has come of age and that they are now contemplating migrating to international tastes such as establishing state-of-the-art disco house, complete with gaming site and a casino.
The Black Missionaries band leader, Anjiru Fumulani confirmed the Friday night anniversary performance at Zitherepano, assuring fans that the band was all set.
“We want to give our Mangochi fans the best performance as they have been supporting our shows at the venue for so long and we want to keep them entertained,” he said.
Zitherepano Entertainment Club has during the past 22 years played host to international artists like Ras Trevor Hall from Jamaica, Awilo Longomba from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Banyana Bafana from Zimbabwe, Mampi from Zambia, Makhilikhili from Botswana and General Kanene from Zambia, among others.
During the Friday show, patrons will randomly be treated to free drinks and free braii as part of the celebrations, according to Kingston.
On September 27, Zitherepano Entertainment Club is scheduled to host Zambian Kwa George hit-maker, B1 and Skeffa Chimoto and Real Sounds Band.