Organised Family, Mingoli entertain fans in Blantyre show
After their exploits at Club 24/7 in Blantyre on New Year’s eve where they shared the stage with Symon and Kendall as well as Thomas Chibade, Zambia’s Organised Family had another go in the commercial city performing at Scallas Café on Sunday.
The trio of Orga Kent, Rex and Rusindo who have been in the country several times, jumped on stage close to an hour and half to be midnight.
The group, whose songs have over the years enjoyed airplay in the country were greeted by a delirium of cheers as they took to the stage.
“Happy New Year Scallas,” Orga Kent, who describes himself as The Music Teacher, said as the audience responded “Happy New Year”.
With people longing for more songs and others shouting some of the songs they wanted them to play, the group assured them that they would play all the requested songs.
Once again Scallas Café turned out to be small as people scrambled to make way to the front to enjoy the sounds from the group but also take a glimpse of the trio.
Owners of the venue need to improve on the stage for performance for artists which has proved to be too small especially when it hosts some renowned artists, who attract impressive audiences.
Before Organised Family jumped on stage, the audience earlier on enjoyed a performance from Mingoli Band, which has members such as vocalist Elivacy Muyaba, drummer McDonald Muwawa and veteran guitarists Collen Ali and Godfrey Mbizi.
The group which performs at the venue as a resident band took people on a journey of several covers by different artists. They kept the audience on the dance floor throughout.
Despite playing covers, Mingoli impressed and showed they take time in rehearsing the songs as they entertained people to the fullest.
Mingoli paved way for Organised Family which also dished out a number of their songs including ‘Munsomba’.
Backed by Mingoli Band, the group had the audience singing along to most of their songs although it appeared that Mingoli and Organised Family did not have enough time of rehearsals to keep the performance tight enough.
“Malawi na Zambia we are one. This is why we are always happy to perform here,” Orga Kent, said.
Random interviews with a number of people indicated that they were satisfied with the performances on the night which went all the way to the early hours of yesterday.
“I am happy. I have never watched the group and so, I made sure I came. I have enjoyed their songs and so too Mingoli Band as usual,” Frank Kampani, a resident of Chilobwe Township, said