The Mothers Day concert organised by Active A Records at Robin’s Park in Blantyre on Thursday attracted a huge audience which saw people drenched in sweat.
There were several other events in the commercial city of Blantyre but this did not stop this show from pulling together an impressive audience.
Every space was filled in the 2,000 capacity hall and some had to even occupy the space closer to the stage. Even if the air conditions were functioning in the hall they could not have managed to provide the much needed fresh air as this was a bigger audience.
Even for one to get closer to the stage, it was survivor of the fittest, most of the men could not endure the heat inside but instead took off their shirts.
Being a Mother’s Day, mothers came out in large numbers during the concert to celebrate the day and at the end of it all, some of those who came earlier received Chitenje gifts.
But while some could not endure the heat inside, others braved the situation and went on to enjoy the concert which brought together several performances including Patience Namadingo, who was a surprise package, King James Phiri, Thocco Katimba and Lilongwe-based Great Angels Choir.
Great Angels dubbed the people’s choir were the ones who closed the chapter and as usual their performance had the energy throughout as people sang along to their songs from the word go.
Namadingo continues to enjoy the limelight since releasing the single ‘Msati Mseke,’ and it was the same during the show when he offered this song.
This was the only song he performed but it was enough to excite the audience.
But the country still has a problem in terms of balancing the sound as this was witnessed during this show where now and then the sound engineers kept on balancing the sound which at times removed the tempo of the show.
At times there were prolonged feedbacks from the microphones and Chinga was one of those who were affected.
“I am excited, there are artists I have never watched and today I enjoyed their performances. Of course it was not healthy with the huge audience but I am happy,” said Belita Nangozo, a resident of Ndirande.
Great Angels Choir Music Director Ephraim Zonda said they were satisfied with the turnout and the support they received from their fans.
“We are Great Angels because of the support we receive from people and so we are speechless today with the turnout. We are also happy that we managed to entertain our mothers being a Mother’s Day,” he said.
Zonda also told the audience during the show that they have shifted the launch of their Mwasankha Ine DVD which was scheduled for BAT ground in Blantyre due to the Sunbird Sand Music Festival where they are billed to perform.
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