East or west, home is best, so they say. The reggae group Wailing Brothers returns to their base Chileka, Blantyre for a performance at Premier Lodge tomorrow.
The band will be dating the area, which is home to four of the band’s seven members, for the first time since revival last year.
The members—Moda Fumulani, Toza Kapito, Takudziwani and Paul Chokani—come from Singano Village, Chileka, although Takudziwani relocated to Mzuzu where he is running a pub.
Takudziwani, the band’s leader, said in an interview that the mood is ecstatic as members look forward to to performing in front of relatives and friends as well as other Blantyre fans.
“We have been all over the country. This time, we thought it fit to spare a moment and entertain our people. We want them to appreciate what we are capable of doing and let them know that the Wailing was, is and will be there.
“We don’t want them to hear about us from people. They need to see, listen and hear it for themselves during the performance,” said the guitarist.
The Wailing Brothers was revived by Takudziwani and Paul who were members of the Black Missionaries.
Some of the Black Missionaries members—Anjiru, Chizondi Fumulani, Peter Amidu, Yanjanani Chumbu and Anthony Makondetsa—also come from Singano Village.
In reggae history, the village is almost synonymous with the Blacks. n