Lilongwe-based veteran reggae musician Haxi Momba and The Jews Band return to the stage later this month after being out of the limelight for some time.
The artist, who turned born again, said Wednesday that, having acquired their own equipment and putting their house in order, they are ready to have live performances across the country.
“It’s been long for sure, we have been out for close to three years but, last year, we made a comeback holding two to three shows but we stopped due to Covid. Now we are back,” Momba said.
Better known as Prophet Haxi Momba, the artist, who at one-time was likened to the late Evison Matafale, said they are determined to treat people to roots reggae.
“The past has seen us restricted to performing in the Central Region because we did not have our own equipment and it was difficult to reach out to other areas but now we have our own equipment and we are going to perform in different areas in the country,” Momba said.
The reggae artist, famed for Chibvumbulutso albums and revisiting The Roots’ ‘Bambo A Tereza’, has since released four new songs.
“This is just a testimony of seriousness. I have new songs and then there are also other members who are working on their own songs,” he said.
Meanwhile, another member of The Jews Band, Jimmy Chirombo has released three songs ‘Ghetto’, ‘Ana Amasiye’ and ‘Vision’.
“This is the move we have taken as a group and that is to work our way out so as to give people a treat. There is more we have in store in terms of roots reggae music. We have a team of talented artists and we all have plans to record own songs,” Chirombo said.
Momba and The Jews Band start their shows on September 25 in Lilongwe and hold other shows in Area 18 and Chingalire next month.