The long awaited fun is finally here!
It is time to party and get busy with Busy Signal, the Jamaican reggae icon who headlines this year’s Sunbird Sand Music Festival happening at Sunbird Livingstonia beach in Salima starting tonight.
The Jamaican superstar arrived in the country last evening with a promise to thrill Malawian reggae lovers.
Busy Signal is famed for number one hits such as Reggae Music Again, Come Over and One More Time.
With all the excitement in the air and anticipation of Busy Signal’s performance tomorrow, local artists say it is their defining moment. In fact, they have a huge task to impress their fans at the expense of the visiting Jamaican headliner whose name is on everyone’s lips. Even the country’s giant reggae band the Black Missionaries know the tough assignment they have to accomplish at the Sand Music Festival.
“As Black missionaries, we are set for the festival and ready to do what we know best. But we are aware that we have a huge task in order to impress fans who are excited with Busy Signal’s coming. This is not an easy thing to do because it requires efforts so that fans should not only talk about Busy but also Malawian artists who will perform,” said Black Missionaries frontman Anjiru Fumulani.
However, he said there was no need to panic because the Black Missionaries was going to conquer the stage.
“Our mission is to do what we know best when it comes to live performance. You know, Ma Blacks are always organised and never disappoint,” said Fumulani.
The hype that this year’s Sunbird Sand Music Festival has attracted with Busy Signal means even local musicians will become part of the audience to watch his live performance. No wonder, some of the artists are of the view that this year’s Sunbird Sand Music Festival will create a platform that will go a long way to improve their stage performances.
“I am set to perform at the Sand Festival. But I must admit that I am looking forward to learning something new from my fellow artists, including Busy. I have so much respect for him so much that our meeting at the festival will be a great experience,” said the Na Lero hit maker Nepman.
Apart from a line-up of secular artists, there will also be gospel musicians at the Sunbird Sand Music Festival. They will ensure that fans feel the presence of God amidst the event.
The Great Angels Choir said it was set to spread the word of God to the large crowd of people that characterize Sand Festival.
“Reaching out to large crowd of people with the word of God through gospel music is our main mission at the Sand Festival. People should realise that it is through His might that we are able to do things even travelling to such event in order to have fun,” said Ephraim Zonda, the director of the Great Angels Choir.