Singer Keturah demonstrated to the audience at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre that she is destined for greatness when she delivered a virtuoso performance during a private concert.
She arrived late but delivered a powerful set of beautiful African music that would conquer any audience in the world.
Featuring among others Super DT on malimba and Anthony Supriano on percussions, the audience which included other artists such as Sam Simakweli and filmmaker Shemu Joyah, Keturah took them on a journey of her music.
Before performing a song, the female artist, who dressed in traditional wear, would explain the story behind the song.
“Honestly, I was nervous but later my spirit told me to step up and everything went on smoothly. It was all good,” Keturah said.
She said she believes she is a teacher and an advisor and that through music she tells stories about Africa.
“When I see girls marrying at an early age, it pains me. I want to see fellow women achieving their dreams. I just love what I do and I am deeply rooted to African music because of that was what my late uncle used to do. He used to sing in the village,” Keturah said.
The beauty about Keturah is that she sings from the heart and to her, music is a tool for disseminating messages and tackling various issues affecting the society.
“I do music that defines me, cultural music and it is all about healing someone using music. I have been heartbroken before and gone through a lot and so I want my music to mend the broken hearts,” she said with a little smile.
Her routine came soon after the audience had sampled the performances of another amazing artist Agorosso and Neil Nayar.
This was a special private show organised by the team led by Nayar to record Keturah while performing live.
It was real studio recording on stage. Keturah has this kind of healing music which in these Covid times can heal people,” Nayar who is Madalitso Band manager, said.