Reggae group Black Missionaries has performed almost in all the entertainment venues Malawi, but this Friday they will for the first time bring their reggae vibes to Linde Motel at Mponela in Dowa.
The show is one of the three the band has lined up during Independence Anniversary Celebrations. After the Mponela outing, the Chileka-based group will form part of the cast taking part at the Pre-Sand Music Festival at Kabumba Hotel in Salima on Saturday July 6 which is Malawi’s Independence Day.
Ma Blacks will wind up their Central Region assignments with a show at L’sburg Leisure Centre in Lilongwe on Sunday afternoon.
Turning to the Friday gig in Dowa, the group through their manager Ras Ray Harawa in an interview said they feel privileged to be the first band in the country to perform at Linde Motel.
“We all know the huge transformation that the place has undertaken in a short space of time. To be associated with such an ambitious project is an honour on our part and we can assure our fans in Mponela of a grand show,” he said.
When it was put to him that people fear three back-to-back shows may have a toll on them, the manager played down such fears. He said the band can perform daily for a month because their energy levels are high.
Said Harawa: “You should never forget that this is a youthful band. The group is always full of energy and they have shown it over and over again.”
He also paid tribute to the relationship that exists between the band and Impakt Events, organisers of the Saturday concert in Salima at Kabumba, for once again allowing them to be part of the pre-Sand Music Festival.
Harawa said since the Sand Music Festival started, Ma Blacks have ever been present, a testimony of a robust relationship between the group and Impakt Events director Lucius Banda. Linde Motel manager Blessings Kakwera said they are excited to host Ma Blacks and have assured patrons of security enforcement to avoid any incidents.