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BLASTO—Covid has really affected the music industry

By Andrew Kamwambi, contributor:

Dancehall star Blasto on Saturday lit up N1 Café in Lilongwe in an unplugged reggae dancehall session.

The show started on a slow pace but it matured with time, with Jah Ryhno the bassist raising the tempo with his set.

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The artist warmed the stage perfectly for the headliner—Blasto.

Blasto continued from where Jah Ryhno the bassist had left and his performance created an exciting mood breathing life into the audience that was longing for the much needed entertainment.

His five-hour routine was not short of fun and energy and he went on to dish out a number of songs off his last albums and new Extended Playlist (EP).

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Backed by Tuff Lion Band, Blasto entertained the audience such that when he was offering the last songs, people still wanted more.

The show also presented the audience with a promising talent in Kellie Divine, who offered dancehall tunes in a voice that resonated to Jamaican sensation Shensea.

This was the first outing for Blasto in these tough Covid times. The last time he has a show was in December last year.

Despite restrictions of gatherings of not more than 50 people which have kept artists on a break, Blasto said people should expect more shows.

“Covid has really affected our music industry but we hope and believe that spaces will slowly start to open up” Blasto said.

During the show, a fan pledged to sponsor Blasto’s next show.

Chicco Mbewe, who graced the show said this was a refreshing gig.

“Reggae and dancehall fans have been starved of entertainment for a long time and I am happy to have sampled Blasto’s energetic performance,” he said.

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