It is that time again when Malawians, including artists, get busy with activities aimed at celebrating Independence Day in style.
Malawi celebrates her independence from Britain on 6 July.
Every year, Malawians enjoy taxpayer-funded independence celebrations at various venues punctuated with different cultural and sporting activities. But government has indicated that this year it has not organised such a significant event due to the current economic environment.
Chief Secretary to the Government George Mkondiwa told the media that instead, this year, there will be prayers at Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe.
But Entertainers Promotions said Malawians will celebrate Malawi’s 52nd independence anniversary through a phungwee music show starting tonight at Motel Paradise, courtesy of Carlsberg Malawi Limited.
“There is no need to panic because Entertainers Promotions and Carlsberg will bring Malawians the best alternative tonight,” said Banda yesterday.
He said the celebration will take on board Black Missionaries , Billy Kaunda, Anthony Makondetsa, Khonzie Masimbe, Malawi Police Orchestra and many more.
Wailing Brothers will also have a phungwee at Ozone Refreshment Centre in Machinjiri on Independence Day eve.
In a related development, Great Angels Choir will on July 6 hold a concert at Sheaffer Marquee in Lilongwe to celebrate the independence of Malawi from colonial rulers.
Great Angels music director Ephraim Zonda said the show was initially scheduled for Mzuzu to launch the equipment which the choir has bought from South Africa.
“The show in Lilongwe will be a continuation of our tour which started in March where we have so far visited Ntcheu, Mzimba and Mchinji,” said Zonda.
Some of the artists to support the event are Ndirande Anglican Voices, Limbani Simenti, Kamuzu Barracks, Thocco Katimba, Wycliffe Chimwendo, Maggie Mangani, Violet Tengani Dumba and Marvelous Deeds, among others. n