Sand Music Gospel concert, which is scheduled for Saturday is shaping up well with both local and international gospel acts set to perform.
A member of the organising team Wendy Harawa said international artists will start arriving in the country today, with Uganda’s Levixone and the band being first, followed by artists from Kenya and Namibia on Thursday, with Nigeria and South Africa jetting in on Friday.
“We are ready. Maranatha from Namibia, who owns a music academy, will be hosting a free vocal training workshop on Friday and at the same time DJ Mo Topadetop from Kenya will be hosting a DJ workshop,” Wendy said.
She described the Kenyan DJ as the biggest gospel DJ in East Africa.
Wendy said Levixone, who has been in the country twice, as an environmentalist, will be engaged in environmental conservation activities, including planting trees.
“He wants to appreciate the support that Malawi has given him through this initiative by helping in making Malawi green. So, apart from treating people to performances, we also have workshops and then we also have opportunities for collaborations,” she said.
Apart from Levixone, some of the international artists to perform at the concert include veteran Sipho Makhabane and Swazi from South Africa, Jimmy D Psalmist from Nigeria and DJ Easy Samuel from Uganda.
The line-up of local artists includes Wendy, Soldier Lucius Banda, Suffix, Ethel Kamwendo Banda, Rudo Mkukupa Chakwera, Lulu, Shammah Vocals and DJ Mighty Virus.