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Music against Cholera concert raises K109,000

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Musicians Agorosso, Khonjwa, Annemarie Quinn and John Fire on Saturday put up spirited performances at Kwa Haraba Art Gallery and Café in Blantyre and gave people the much desirable entertainment in a concert for a cause.

With the country facing a rise in cholera cases, John Fire real name John Ndaferankhande and contemporary dancer Robert Magasa hatched the Music against Cholera initiative to raise alertness on cholera and also generate funds to support in the fight.

John Fire who served tracks such as ‘Wondilenga’ and ‘Kalulu’ during the concert said they managed to raise a total of K109,000.

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“We raised K109,000 but after operational costs, K64,000 remained and it will be used to buy pharmaceuticals. In addition, a wheel chair was donated and there were also pledges of some pharmaceuticals such as zinc tablets and ORS to be collected,” he said.

John Fire said they were targeting to make a donation to Bangwe Health Centre on December 13 2022.

According to the musician, President of Pharmaceutical Society of Malawi attended the concert and commended them for using music in the fight against cholera.

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Annemarie Quinn, who has also been in the forefront with fellow musician Code Sangala using music to fight malaria, said she was happy to be a part of the Music against Cholera initiative.

“There is power in art and it was exciting to see people enjoy our performances but also at the same time help in the cause,” she said.

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