One of Malawi’s leading choral grouping, Great Angels takes to Lilongwe, the DVD of its bestselling album Mwasankha Ine. The launch takes place on Christmas Day at Shaeffer gardens in Lilongwe.
The album was launched earlier in the year and got a resounding response from gospel music fans, according to the choir’s Music Director Ephraim Zonda.
“We launched the album on January 1, 2015 in Lilongwe, then we moved to Robins Park in Blantyre and at both venues the turnout was so huge.
On December 6, we launched the DVD in Blantyre at BAT ground to another big crowd.
“We are in Lilongwe on December 25, the following day in Zomba, at Gymkhana and then in Balaka, Mlambe motel on the 27th. We will finish our tour with a show at Boma Park in Mzuzu on January 1. At all shows, we will perform 20 songs from all our albums a majority o which from Mwasankha Ine,” explained Zonda.
Limbani Simenti, Peter Mlangeni, Grace Chinga, Mlaka Maliro Wagwedeza Yesu Boys, Donnex Muva, Martha Nthakomwa and Billy Kaunda among others are part of the supporting artists.
The Lilongwe based Great Angels choir was formed in 1983 but only came onto the limelight in 2005 when it released its first album Mundifungatile.
The group went ahead to release another album, Agwireni Dzanja in 2007 which made a name for them. It had the hit Paine Ndekha Sindingathe.
Three years later, the group released another album, Ndiyende Bwanji which through songs like Ndisiyeni Ine ndiyende and Sindipita, cemented the fact that the Great Angels Choir is here to stay.
Produced by John Nguluwe of Positive Arts, Mwasankha Ine is a record-breaking album in Great Angels’ history as to date, over 140,000 copies have been sold this far while more than 30, 000 DVDs have been sold since the launch two weeks ago, according to Zonda.
The CD was recorded by former Parliamentarian, Joseph Tembo at Groove Magic Studio and some of the popular songs on this album are Tadikira, Samadziwa Kanthu and Akuyimilira Ndani. n