Lilongwe will be busier with events this weekend starting today through to Sunday.
Some of the events include the launch of an album titled Son of A Preacher’s Son by celebrated poet Q Malewezi at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) Saturday and a premiere of a film titled School Days by musician cum filmmaker Kendall Kamwendo of the Symon and Kendall fame at the same venue today.
Kendall Thursday called upon people to patronise the premiere of School Days directed by Bester Bong’a Kauwa tonight.
“We make these movies for people out there and so we need their support. Let them come in large numbers,” he said.
Apart from enjoying the movie, film lovers will also be treated to an act by musician Lulu, who will be performing from South Bend in United States of America.
According to Kendall, School Days is based on a true story and that it is a movie that has been dedicated to all families that lost their relatives due to teasing and bullying.
The cast of the film includes Kendall and fellow musician Rudo Mkukupa Chakwera, Tumpe Mtaya, Yvonne Chanache, Amos Filisa, Desire Namachotsa and Blessed Chimombo.
After hosting a film premiere today, BICC will then turn to the launch of Q’s album Saturday.
Initially, Q had scheduled to launch the album on April 2023 but he postponed it following the disaster of Cyclone Freddy which had befallen the country.
Ahead of the launch, the Lilongwe-based poet, who is the founder of Living Room Poetry Club, got a K15 million sponsorship from Standard Bank Plc ahead.
The album is a result of Q’s collaborations with several other artists and they include Praise Umali, Sindi, Phindu Zaie, Esther Chitheka Lewis, Maggie Kadrum, Carmen Hwarari and SevenOMore.
All these artists will also perform at the launch which Q has dubbed as ‘An All Arts Experience’.
Q, who has released two singles off the album – ‘Us and Them’ and ‘‘Father and Son’, said people will have fun during the launch.
“Let people come and let’s have fun,” he said.
Q’s Son of A Preacher’s Son is his third project following up on his two anthologies The Road Taken and Little Discoveries.
At Four Seasons in Lilongwe, arts lovers will also be treated to the biannual Art in the Part which will feature works of close to 49 artists.
The exhibition running under the theme ‘Water’ starts today and ends on Sunday.
Curator of Art in the Park Jimmy Malinga Thursday called upon people to patronise the festival and get to sample the different paintings.
“We also have other performances for other art disciplines. We keep giving people new things during each event,” Malinga said.
Some of the artists set to exhibit their works include Jethro Longwe, Charles Levison, Nyangu Chodola, Isaac Chodola, Humaira Dodia, Augustine Hakizimana, Tapiwa Mlinga, Nikkiwe Ntema, George Laisi, Gift Mbamba and Madalitso Ziwaoh.