Gospel musician Faith Mussa gave out a stunning perfomance depicting his strong passion for Malawi heritage on Saturday evening at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre.
Dubbed Unplugged Concert featuring the Jaca Twisters, a dance troupe from Jacaranda School for Orphans, Mussa demonstrated that although he is making it big on the global scene; his loyalty to his roots has not wavered. He remains a boy from Malawi.
His traditional regalia, which has now become his trademark, and that of his supporting cast were outstanding. His songs reflected a direct inspiration from the many traditional beats and dances the country boasts of.
Performing before an impressive audience at a venue which is slowly establishing itself as an entertainment hub in Blantyre, Mussa did everything close to perfection.
“I have always said that the world does not need a second Jay Z, Michael Jackson or Beyonce. We already have them, but the world is eagerly anticipating for the first Faith Mussa with his Malawian music.
“My music will always have tastes of Malawian traditional beats blended with international influences because that is the most unique thing that I can bring to the world,” he said.
Mussa said whenever he travels abroad for performances, he gets a warm reception because he gives audiences new things.
He said: “The turn-out was great, the audience was amazing and the feedback was great even after the performance. I was left encouraged. I have always been performing abroad and outside Blantyre but I am impressed by what I got here.
“I was also impressed with the Jaca Twisters. The girls are amazing dancers.”
Despite performing his old favourites like Desperate and Mdidi, Mussa introduced his latest musical project with a moving track titled I want to go to school.
JCC deputy director Daisy Belfield saluted Mussa’s open display of profound patriotism to Malawi and the exciting talent displayed by the Jaca Twisters. n