Celebrated gospel outfit Marvelous Deeds is set for their first ever show at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe on Saturday.
Musician of the moment Patience Namadingo and The Great Angels Choir will be the two main supporting acts at the show.
The show on Saturday signals a change of audience for the celebrated gospel band which normally plays at Sheaffer Hall in Lilongwe and other smaller venues.
Briefing The Nation on Wednesday in Lilongwe, music director and vocalist Abel Sanena said the show at Bicc is targeting the corporate world.
“For a long time our target audience have been same kind of people, same venues and same way of doing things. We are now trying to depart from that. We are bringing in an international touch and we want to reach out to a broader audience. We are targeting the corporate world on Saturday,” said Sanena.
The new album was recorded at Lloyd Phiri’s One Heart Record and was produced by Evans Mereka. However some of the songs were done at Khumbo Kaliwo’s Studio 88.
‘This is a mature album with diverse genre of music and we hope this time around we can break into the international market. For a long time gospel music has been limited to local audience. But we have come in with something different,” said Sanena
The title track Back to Sender has a fusion of Afro-pop and rock elements. The message in the track is about encouraging Christians not to be overwhelmed by situations because God will see them through. Some of the songs in the new album that stand out are Ndiyambirenso and Fulumirani.
According to Sanena, fans should also look forward to enjoying songs from previous albums such as Chimwemwe Changa, Sanathane nane.
“We have been training in readiness for this show for three weeks now and everything is set. We just encourage people to bring their families and witness the rebirth of Marvelous Deeds,” said Sanena. n