It was saxophones, violins, penny whistles and a little bit of guitars at the College of Medicine Sports Complex hall in Blantyre on 3rd March a day Malawi commemorates Martyrs
Wyndham Chechamba did who was also cerebrating his birthday and 60 years in the music business, held a classic music concert where he also performed Praising the Heroes, a song he exclusively composed for the day. The song was backed by New Apostolic Orchestra and choral vocals by Michiru CCAP Youth Choir.
Chechamba showed his formidable prowess in the art as he played a number of instruments ranging from a banjo, guitar to saxophone. The octogenarian showed the 60 years in the industry did not go to waste as he brilliantly played songs such as Wilson Makawa’s Chitukutuku, Lois Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World ,Pea Nut Vendor, Barry Paseli’s Napolo and Penny Whistle which called for an encore.
The audience enjoyed performances by Mibawa Band which performed a number of Malawian Classics. The Music Club and the two Sisys which comprises students of music at the club some of them as young as 10, left the audience with their jaws on the ground with their steaming rock performance which spiced by playful well orchestrated choreography.
Spare fingers duo played jazz with their guitars as if they really had spare fingers while soft voiced Snowden Ibu performed his acoustic routine of Chibale.