Lilongwe-based all-female band,– Krazy Colours, has a busy schedule as they are set to perform in three top festivals in the country.
Their schedule starts this weekend when they perform at the three-day Lake of Stars Festival at Kachere Kastle in Nkhata Bay.
The Urban Music People (UMP) 50:50 female initiative ambassadors will also perform at Tumaini and Sand Music festivals taking place on the same weekend in November.
The free-of-charge Tumaini Festival takes place at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa from November 1 to 2 while the Sand Music Festival takes place at Kabumba Hotel in Salima from November 1-3.
“This is a special year for us. We have had performances but to have a chance to perform at three top festivals in the country in a year is something good,” lead guitarist Cynthia Britt Phiri, said.
Cynthia, who has been vibrant collaborating with other players such as veteran Owen Mbilizi, said their involvement in three festivals was a clear testimony that women have all what it takes to excel in the creative industry.
“We had one experience in 2017 when we performed in three events—Blantyre Arts Festival, Cape Maclear Marathon Festival and Sound and Light concert,” she said.
With an EP to their credit titled Mwaononga, Krazy Colours, alongside Daughters Band, also from Lilongwe have helped empower women and girls in the creative industry.
Other members of the band are Felistas Phiri (lead vocalist), Deborah Msuseni (vocalist), Kester Kunje (drummer), Carol Fatch (keyboardist) and Christine Nayar (bassist).
“We are happy with the direction we are taking. We want to take the industry head on and show that female artists have the potential and we want to call upon players to utilise us,” Cynthia said.