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Goma wins hearts at Sounds of Malawi session

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By Sam Banda Jnr:

Musician Goma Nyondo on Thursday showed the best of his musical skills when he offered a razor sharp performance during the Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Session held at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre.

Goma was the third musician to perform at the platform since it was launched recently.

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The inaugural artist for the session was Agorosso followed by legendary musician Snowden Ibbu.

The two artists upped the game during their routines, putting Goma under pressure to continue from where the two had left off.

But Goma managed to keep the momentum, winning the hearts of the audience that forced him to perform another song.

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Armed with his acoustic guitar and backed by two members, one on bass and another on lead guitar, Goma, who, has worked with different bands and participated in competitions such as Chibuku Road to Fame, Music Crossroads and E-Wallet, dished out several of his songs.

This was the first time for Goma to perform at JCC.

“He is such an amazing musician. I have been impressed. I have watched shows here at Jacaranda Cultural Centre but he is exceptional. He is a talent that needs support and exposure,” singer and guitarist Annemarie Quinn, who is from the United Kingdom, said.

Apart from performing, the show also has a question-and-answer session where the audience get to interact with the artists and get to know the journey they have travelled.

“I am not knew in the music industry. I have been there and now I perform in clubs where we treat people to cover songs. But performing here it is my first time. I have really enjoyed this session and the audience has been exceptional,” Goma said.

Host for the session, Code Sangala, also heaped praise on Goma.

“Let me also be frank with you, I have watched a lot of performances here at Jacaranda Cultural Centre but this one has been exceptional. This is what we want and this is why we created the Sounds of Malawi session to simply give Malawian acts the platform but also show the best of Malawi music,” Code said.

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