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Comedy meets music at HS Winehouse

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NO STRESS—Agorosso

Musician Agorosso alongside members such as percussionist Anthony Supriano and comedians returned to the stage on Sunday after a long break due to Covid as they entertained people with their basket of art at HS Winehouse in Blantyre.

Having trended recently with his comics, actor Mphundu Mjumira partnered Thlupego Chisiza to offer their skit, with other comics coming from Munyanyiwa and Che Muthinda, Ching’aning’ani and Sauzande whereas Ben Maluwasa starred with Ferguson Magona as Kadyampakeni and Kambewa.

Sauzande, real name Gift Lizakuwe, who sparked with Tame Mwawa, also had a share of one-man act at the very end of the show before paving way for Agorosso.

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While comedy sent people into stitches, music from Agorosso melted their hearts with apt afro- jazz sound while some could not hold it but show their dance skills on the dance floor.

HS Winehouse, situated in Namiwawa, Blantyre, had been a hub of entertainment before it closed its doors.

However, its re-opening has seen it revisiting its art activities which will be running every Sunday afternoon featuring, among others, music, drama and poetry.

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The first Sunday of the launch of the activities did not disappoint as it attracted decent patronage that enjoyed the feast of comedy and music.

The performances were not 100 percent perfect but, being the first Sunday after such a long break, people enjoyed the outing and, by the time the host Nkhwachi Peter Mhango announced their end, some people still wanted more.

“This is a good start. We missed entertainment and I am excited. I will be coming every Sunday for sure,” Buxton Kayuni, one of the people who patronised the event, said.

HS Winehouse publicist Emmanuel Maliro said they were mindful of the fact that the situation has not yet normalised as regards Covid, hence treading carefully in the whole set-up.

“An amazing Sunday, great talent we saw and people have enjoyed. We were meant to have it outdoors but with the rains we shifted to indoors but everything went well,” Maliro said.

Apart from giving people entertainment and also taking off stress during this tough time of Covid, the platform is also there to give artists the stage, having stayed idle for some time.

He said HS Winehouse will make sure that people are given a perfect treat during on Sundays.

Mjumira said this is just the beginning as people were in for a treat.

“We have just started but expect more. It will not be us alone but more artists will hit this stage; otherwise, we would like to thank HS Winehouse for the space and people for coming out,” he said.

Agorosso, who has always upped the game in his music exploits, once again showed the best of his music, winning the hearts of many people.

“Life has been hard out there without music as without shows, we are not making any money. We are happy to be back and we are praying for things to normalise soon,” he said.

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