Musician Patience Namadingo on Friday surprised many with the release of a mash-up featuring egendary artist Giddes Chalamanda. The mash-up contained some of Chalamanda’s biggest hits.
The new release came after Namadingo had indicated that the mash-up project had ended after teaming up with Lucius Banda, Billy Kaunda, Black Missionaries Band, John Kutsokwe Jnr aka Jay Jay and Joe Kellz.
In an interview, Namadingo said it was an honour to finally record a mash-up with the long time musician.
He said he revived the mash-up project this time around because FDH Bank came in to assist financially.
“It was not easy to record this mash-up with Giddes. It was not easy for him to adapt to the modern way of recording music, but he has a sharp ear and he followed the recording process eventually,” said Namadingo who is FDH Bank brand ambassador.
The musician said during the recording, Chalamanda exhibited skills and talent and helped a lot with suggestions.
“Once the Covid-19 is contained, we will surely hold some big mash-up concerts featuring all artists that I have worked with on this project,” he said.
In a conversation with Namadingo, Chalamanda complained that he is now forced to continue performing for meagre fees due to financial challenges though he is now 90 years old.
“I rely on invitations to perform at people’s special events. That is how I earn a living these days. If I don’t get invitations, I suffer. I get at least K30 000 per show which I have to share with my children,” he said.
Namadingo told the aging couple that FDH Bank would construct them a shop to enable them earn a living through sales.
Produced by Namadingo’s trusted producer Moshu, the mash-up, five minutes and 33 seconds long, include songs such as Liney, Chemeli, Buffalo Soldier, among others.
The video for the mash-up was shot right at Giddes Chalamanda’s home in Chiradzulo.