Excitement was in the air as the Jamaican reggae outfit Culture led by Kenyatta Hill yesterday afternoon arrived in the country to a welcome by enthusiastic Malawians, particularly members of the Rastafarian community at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.
Red, yellow and green were the dominant colours which filled the atmosphere at Chileka International Airport as Rastas demonstrated their peace, love and harmony to the visiting reggae outfit.
Courtesy of Lucius Banda’s Impakt Events, Kenyatta Hill and Culture is scheduled to perform at Mibawa Multipurpose Hall in Blantyre tomorrow night before heading to Lilongwe for another concert at Civo Stadium on Saturday.
Banda said he was excited that the group has finally come.
“We are committed to bringing Malawians the best as far as quality entertainment that features quality international acts is concerned. We can’t afford to compromise on quality and standards. Today, I am a happy person to finally bring this group to Malawi,” said Banda.
He added that Malawians will be treated to a reggae feast which will also feature Black Missionaries Band, Lambani Dube and Soul Raiders from Lilongwe.
Speaking on behalf of the reggae group, Kenyatta Hill said his outfit had fallen in love with Malawi.
“Love is our first impression for Malawi. We have seen it right on the faces of its people. This is our second home and it’s good to be home,” said Hill.
He assured fans of a sizzling reggae party, which Malawi has been looking forward to.
On his part, Mibawa Entertainment Company chief executive officer (CEO) John Nthakomwa said they are ready to host the Jamaican group.
“We are set to host the group at Mibawa Multipurpose. VIP tickets are available at Mibawa service station. The VIP advance tickets allow patrons a reserved parking at the back of the building but it’s first come, first catch in case there is not sufficient space,” said Nthakomwa.
He promised both the visiting band and patrons quality sound.
“We have only partnered Impakt Events for the Blantyre event. But we are assuring them, the visiting band and all patrons, of high quality sound befitting an international event. We have been working hard for this event,” said Nthakomwa. n