Impakt Events says it is leaving no stone unturned as far as entertainment is concerned, saying the forthcoming Kenyatta Hill and Culture concert promises fireworks.
The Jamaican reggae outfit of Kenyatta Hill and Culture is expected to jet in the country on May 31 for their two concerts scheduled for June 2 at Mibawa Multipurpose Hall in Blantyre and June 3 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Impakt Events director, Lucius Banda told The Nation that they the Jamaican reggae outfit is excited to visit and light up Malawi.
“We have received an assurance from the Kenyatta Hill and Culture group that the Malawi concerts will be fire. The good news is that the group will perform songs that Malawians know,” said Lucius.
Many international acts fail to ignite fire during their concerts when they come to Malawi partly because they perform songs that the local audience hardly knows. But Lucius assured reggae fans in the country that they have sent the Jamaican reggae band a playlist of hit songs that are popular in the country.
“Culture is band that has over 20 albums which span from the time of legendary Joseph Hill. So what we have done is to send the band a list of songs that reggae fans in Malawi are conversant with to ensure that the concert ignite the needed spark,” said Lucius.
He said the list of songs to be played by Kenyatta Hill and Culture was proposed by its local fans via the social media pages of Lucius Banda and his Impakt Events. Christopher Columbus, One Stone, Peace, Love and Harmony, International Herb, Humble Africa, Zion Gate are some of the popular songs done by the late Joseph Hill, a father to Kenyatta.
Joseph Hill, who was the lead singer and songwriter for the roots reggae group Culture, performed solo recorded several projects during the early eighties before his death in 2006 during a tour of Europe. Among other powerful songs, he became popular with International Herb single.
Today, the band and the wisdom of Joseph Hill’s conscious reggae is being shared and maintained by his son Kenyatta Hill, who is set for the Malawi tour.
However, since the Kenyatta Hill and Concert at Mibawa was announced, there has been growing concern over the size of the venue, with some quarters arguing it is too small to handle the pressure of the legendary reggae grouping.
Asked about the concern, Lucius said: “We have taken into consideration the concerns about the size of Mibawa Multipurpose Hall; hence, we have dangled advance tickets to control the crowd. Once the concert is sold out we will not allow people to pay at the gates. So, people should hurry to buy their advance tickets at Mibawa,” said Lucius. n