Afro-jazz artist Keturah on Saturday evening brought a unique sound to Mikozi Studio during a live performance.
During the performance, Keturah performed with two of her Amalawi Band members as her performance was restricted to the use of two musical instruments.
Using only a djembe (an African drum) and a guitar, Keturah and her band delivered a flawless set.
“Hello everyone, my name is Keturah and this is my band which I call Amalawi Band. Of course we are five but today it is just me and these two,” she said as she welcomed viewers of the online page.
Keturah opened her set with Ndine Chimbalame. She followed it with Zili Bwino.
“Zili Bwino is a song directed at those relations who forget where they come from once they become successful. In the song, we are asking that successful uncle or aunt to remember who sponsored their education back in the village,” said the musician.
Her final offering was a song titled Akule which talks about the plight of the girl child.
“Akule, akule, mulekeni mwanayo akule mulekeni mwanayo akule
Mwafunsirawa malume wanga mpaka mwafunsila nazo mwana wang’ono
Mukuonetsa ndalama zanu mwanayo akana bwanji, mukumuonetsa chuma chanu mwanayo akana bwanji Malume…” she sang in part.
In reaction, viewers applauded Keturah for her unique sound which many referred to as a true African sound.
King-David Tumbulu wrote: “Wow, I didn’t know she has such a beautiful voice. But these kind of songs with such large gaps in between lines are best with some dances and lots of activity.”
Another viewer Prince Kumangilana Norahman wrote: “I am in love with this song. These kinds of tunes remind me of my father when he came back from Zimbabwe. He was a close friend of Mtukudzi in the 90s.”
The 20-minute set was sponsored by Premiere Bet.