Blantyre-based Afro-soul group Kapirintiya has promised that it will soon roll out live music performances across the country as one way of interacting with fans and promoting their 11-track album Heart and Soul.
Speaking in an interview, Kapirintiya group leader Shadre Sangala said the band now wears a new face and is ready to entertain fans.
He explained: “Kapirintiya has been silent because it was restructuring. We have matured now and we want to pursue music with seriousness. In the past, Kapirintiya usually performed in Blantyre where we are based. But now to show the band’s maturity, we are starting performing across the country soon. Yes, we will not only reach Lilongwe, but also Mzuzu and beyond.”
The band went into hibernation following the exit of Shadre’s elder brother Code Sangala aka CO, who moved out to pursue a solo career.
Shadre said it has been the band’s dream to perform across the country, but the dream never materialised.
“It has been a dream of Kapirintiya to reach all corners of Malawi because our fans are spread across the country. However, this plan existed only on paper as we failed to implement it. Since the departure of my elder brother CO from the band, I have worked hard to restructure the band. The band is back with new ideas. We are back with a bang,” says Shadre.
He pointed out that the departure of CO left a big gap in the band, which is why it has taken almost two years for the band to be active again.
“CO was a great band leader. But in as far as creativity is concerned, I have managed to strengthen the band in his absence,” he says.
The new album, which is a fusion of R&B and hip-hop, will officially be launched in September.
The album features songs such as Chibale, Mulungu Wathu, Vina Viena, Usadandaule and Ubwere/Angelina, which are enjoying airplay on most radio stations.
The album has been recorded at Ndirande-based Thom’s Records by Dickson Kankhunda.