International artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Sand Music Festival start arriving today with Kenyatta Hill expected to be the first to jet in.
Hill is expected to jet in around lunch hour, according to the festival’s founder Lucius Banda.
“After Hill, the South-African based All Nations Band arrives around 4.30pm before Zimbabwe’s Ammara Brown jets in on Thursday. Andrew Tosh arrives on Friday while his management team will come with Hill. On the same Friday, we will be welcoming the Amayenge and others from Zambia,” he said.
Banda said the festival is growing and they are incorporating a number of aspects to make it a worthwhile celebration.
“As usual, today [Tuesday] the Senga Bay cleaning exercise is underway while Entertainers Promotions is at the site mounting the main stage,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Brown said she is excited to connect with her Malawian fans for the first time.
“We have been failing to come down to Malawi for the past two years and finally we are doing it. The most exciting news to the Malawian fans is that Ammara is dropping her new single this week. So the fans will see her perform it on stage for the first time,” Ammara said through her manager Don Khabana.
Andrew Tosh is son to reggae icon Peter Tosh and a nephew to another reggae idol Bunny Wailer. Bunny Wailer was one of the original members of the globally popular reggae group Wailers. He has seven albums to his credit.
Kenyatta Hill joined mainstream music after the death of his father Joseph Hill who was lead singer and composer for the Jamaican reggae trio Culture during a world tour in 2006. He stepped in the shoes of his fallen father to deliver electrifying performances and completed the remainder of the 19 shows of the tour.
Since then he has toured many parts of the world including Jamaica, Brazil, United States, Peru, Argentina, including Malawi. This will be his second time to come and perform in the country.
Brown, who has shot to fame because of her popular hit Akilizi, is daughter to iconic Zimbabwean singer Andy Brown.
She released her first music demo at the age of 13.