Jamaican multi platinum reggae band Morgan Heritage has arrived in Malawi ahead of their post Christmas gig in Lilongwe this Sunday at Silver Stadium.
There was jubilation as the plane carrying the three-Peetah, Gramps and Mojo Morgan touched down at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA). The Nyabinghi chants and drums stood out.
The excitement, in a way, showed the level of expectation among reggae lovers on Sunday’s show, which promises to be a thriller.
The three could not hide their excitement soon after exiting the VIP section at KIA as they joined a group of Rastas beating drums, dancing and chanting Nyabinghi sounds.
“It’s going to be wild, wicked and wacky on Sunday. Just come out in large numbers, ” said a seemingly shy Peetah.
Gramps added: “It’s to be hours of non-stop entertainment, Jah praise and love songs. We are here and nothing can stop us from giving our fans the best.”
The only female member, Una, could not make it as she is recuperating at home after an accident she was involved in on a tour in the US in September.
Meanwhile, vehicles carrying equipment for the show are yet to enter Silver Stadium for mounting.
Having found success by fusing roots reggae with R&B, Hip Hop, old school gospel and touches of rock – and with the band being equally skilled at delivering love songs as they are in providing social commentary – Morgan Heritage have established themselves as one of reggae’s most consistent and hard working acts.
And with reggae classics like Down by the River, Tell me how come, She is still loving me, and Don’t Haffi Dread among many others under their belts, they have earned a loyal fan base throughout the world.