Lulu’s US moment
Lulu said Thursday he is looking to share more of his music to the United States of America (USA) and expose talent from Malawi when he performs for the first time in South Bend during a Black Tie Charity event Saturday.
Having had stints in Europe, the celebrated musician and producer has failed to perform in USA in the past years despite numerous opportunities coming up due to his tight schedules.
“I am here for a purpose and I am looking at giving it my all so that people know what Malawi is made of as regards music. Since I arrived, we have been having massive rehearsals,” Lulu said.
The guitarist has been invited by Hats and Tea Inc. to star in USA and he will perform live with a band that has among others, Amos Mlolowa on drums, Apatsa Kwilimbe on bass guitar, Obadia on guitar and Jackie Kamwendo on keyboards.
“Being the first time to perform in United States of America, I am excited. Let me say it again that this is a step ahead in my music career. This is a country where music happens and this is where people we looked up to were born and live,” he said.
Lulu said he was looking forward to contribute to what he has learnt over the years to Americans and Malawians living in USA.
“We need these opportunities as musicians or as artists if we are to grow. I will be performing to a different audience but it will not be Lulu but rather Lulu from Malawi and so, I am happy to represent Malawi,” he said.
Lulu last year launched a new album titled One More Time.
In another development Sunbird Capital in Lilongwe will Saturday host a Sunbird Wedding Expo before dating Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre on April 15.
At Flood Church in Lilongwe tonight there is a concert dubbed Behind the Veil featuring Simplice Bless, Frank Chimpanzi and Paul Kachala whereas Nkhoma Synod Classical Music Society has organised an Easter Choral Concert to be held at Lilongwe CCAP Church on Sunday.
Some of the performers include Kaning’a Church Choir, Mvama Church Choir, Masintha Church Choir and Tembenukani Choir.