Art took a “bat perspective” at Nanzikambe Arts Café on Friday as musicians Young Kay and Piksy performed a satire sketch while Nanzikambe actor Misheck Mzumara and colleagues were rapping.
Young Kay and Piksy were guest artists on the show which was organised by Dikamawoko Arts. Contrary to common audience anticipation, the two artists were more of poets than musicians during the show.
The duo ridiculed Patience Namadingo, poking fun at his Mtendere hit, performed Joseph Nkasa’s Mphuno Salota in a supposedly Lulu’s version of the song and closing the short satirical sketch, they satirised Armstrong and his promoter Bushiri.
Poetry was the pinnacle of the event with Yankho Seunda showcasing his poetry that was punctuated with rhythm that flowed along with emotions taking the audience places in the persona’
s mind. Young Kay showed the audience that rap is really rhythm and poetry as he recited a poem.
Nyamalikiti claimed his place as he performed his Dziko lili Mmanja Mwa Agalu which was followed by a series of laughter from the audience.
There was natural chemistry as Tereza performed her popular Chichewa songs while Taonga Taddja Nkhonjera played percussions. Muhanya sang his heart out as he perfomed folktale songs with Taddja.
Though blackouts almost ruined the fun, the performances were quite a spoiler to Blantyre fun lovers.