Musician Lucius Banda popularly known as Soldier has said that all is set for the Caribbean reggae and R&B singer Judy Boucher is concert to be held at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe on Valentine’s Day.
According to Lucius, the singer is expected to jet into the country this afternoon.
“Everything is set, Judy Boucher is now in Cape Town, South Africa and she will be jetting into the country on Friday,” he said.
Lucius will warm up the concert performing first before Judy Boucher’s act.
“At the moment VIP tickets have sold out, we are still remaining with regular tickets. We want this concert to be historical and being Valentine, we want people to rekindle memories of those days,” he said.
Lucius said the show will start in time and that he will perform for close to two hours with Judy Boucher also expected to dish out not less than 15 songs.
Lucius said Boucher will perform with All Nations Band which has also been backing the country’s South Africa-based reggae musician Born Afrikan real name Nelson Shawa.
The regular tickets for the concert are selling at K20,000 with K30,000 for VIP.
“We have tried as much to make it reasonable. We do these concerts not necessarily to put huge entry fees but to give people the much needed entertainment but then we were also looking at the size of the venue which has a capacity of 1,500,” he said.
Lucius said the Judy Boucher concert was one of the shows they have put together as Sunbird Sand Music Festival ahead of the main event.
“These concerts are also part of fundraising as we look ahead to the main event and all we are saying is for people to watch the space because this year another big artist is coming,” he said.
Born in St Vincent in the Caribbean, Boucher’s first solo song ‘Dreaming of a Little Island’ was a hit in the reggae charts in 1985.
She is best known for her international hit single ‘Can’t Be With You Tonight,’ which reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in April, 1987.
Apart from Boucher, Lucius and team are also bringing back Jamaican musician Busy Signal later this year, who impressed during the Sunbird Sand Music Festival held at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima last year
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