Black Missionaries gear up for ‘Kuimba 12’ project
Black Missionaries’ lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani has revealed that the Chileka reggae group has a number of projects this year including recording Kuimba 12.
The group which has since gone on a January break and would return on January 14 for a pre-Chilembwe show at Pa Zinziri in Blantyre, is also still mourning the demise of their lead guitarist Owen Hulera, who died last month.
“Last year we worked on three songs in South Africa which are ready and as I said, the songs would be released very soon. But as for the Kuimba 12 album it will be ready this year,” Anjiru said.
On the three songs, he could not be drawn to say the titles and as to whether they would be part of Kuimba 12.
The reggae group has moved on with Kuimba series which started with their founder the late Evison Matafale, who they celebrate every year through a free-of-charge memorial show in Chileka.
“We thank God that we continue with the mission that our brother Evison Matafale started. We are also thankful for the support that people have given us all these years to be where we are today,” he said.
The group has over the years won the hearts of many with their live acts which have always seen them offering crystal clear sound not different from the CD.
They however, have faced criticism from some quarters for failing to maintain the roots reggae that Matafale and later the late Musamude Fumulani created.
But others have defended the group saying they have worked hard to maintain the group but also the Kuimba series.