Keen gospel music lovers were on Saturday treated to scintillating gospel vibes courtesy of Sand Music Festival gospel edition headlined by Nigerian musician Jimmy D Psalmist who gave the audience a life time performance of imperious touch.
The gospel concert, though well organised, suffered a blow due to a low turnout of fans.
Almost all invited artists turned up for the show. The artists came from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and Nigeria and hosts Malawi.
Ugandan musician Levixon introduced Psalmist on stage after himself had put up a breathtaking performance of full energy.
Levixon bowed out of the stage upon dishing several of his tracks, including a Chichewa track Zikomo which he collaborated with Malawi’s Gospel songbird Wendy Harawa.
Levoxon had wowed the handful of fans with amongst other tracks I surrender, Great and Mighty, Power of the blood, Great and terrible and El’igwe.
Apart from mesmerising fans with his songs, he also prayed for patrons.
In an interview after the show, he said: “ this is not my first time to perform in Malawi and I can’t afford to disappoint because I observed that Malawians enjoy my music.”
Other international acts that performer were Sipho Makhabane, Marathana, Swazi and Levixone.
Local acts on the night included ‘Soldier’ Lucius Banda, Suffix, Shamma Vocals, Ethel Kamwendo Banda, Rudo Chakwera and Lulu who also wowed fans with their impressive performances, having refused to be overshadowed by the foreign legion of artists.
In an interview, one of the organisers Peter Nkhwachi Mhango said the festival has been introduced to bridge the gap on the platform between gospel and secular artists.
He added that the event wiill be taking place annualy andf they plan to conduct it in various countries.
The Sand Festival Gospel Concert was organised by the organisers of Sand Music Festival.