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Anita Denga debuts at Sounds of Malawi

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Singer Anita Denga last Thursday debuted at Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre.

Having backed veteran musician Ben Mankhamba in the past years, Anita has been calling the shots in music with another band but this time she was the headliner.

Attracting a sizeable audience, Anita proved she has what it takes to excel in the music industry as long as she puts in more work as she won the hearts of the people with her beautiful voice.

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Her backing team on the day included a keyboardist, lead guitarist and percussionist in renowned musician Agorosso.

Anita reminded people of the good old days when she dished out songs such as ‘Ulendo Wanga’ which was originally done by Maurice Maulidi and Songani Swing Stars and ‘Zapadziko’.

Some people in attendance, such as Muti Phoya from Logos Open Culture, called upon her to visit the country’s music archives and rework songs by other well-known female musicians such as the late Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma.

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Others also called upon Anita to work on her own songs, having done covers for both local and international on the night.

She said her performance at the session marked another chapter in her music career and that she was determined to give people more music.

“I have more to offer, I plan to produce an album soon but that will also depend on the support I get. At the moment, I do not have a sponsor,” Anita said.

The singer is among the few female artists who have performed at Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session since it started three years ago. The others include Leslie and Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango.

Tomorrow, Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session welcomes Chigo Nyasulu, a former member for Karonga-based group Lusubilo Band.

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