The Daughters Band from Music Crossroads Malawi in Lilongwe Wednesday started camping at Chingalire Cultural Centre as part of its preparations for shows.
The group has been grounded due to Covid.
The camp runs up to Sunday with a show which will feature veteran musician Ben Mankhamba, who is also Village Head Chingalire, The Daughters Band and Innocent Chitimbe.
The Daughters Band
Manager Mphatso Chidothe said Wednesday that this is their third camp and, this time, the focus is more on performances.
“This is in readiness for gigs since we have not been performing. Again, we have recruited new members and, through the camp, we would want to tighten the screws so that the team can jell,” she said.
The Daughters Band which has an Extended Playlist to its shelf titled Ndine M’Malawi has over the years performed in different platforms including in top festivals such as Blantyre Arts and Lake of Stars.
“With Covid cases decreasing and the government opening up on measures, we thought it wise to work on our set. The facilitators are Music Crossroads Academy Head of Pedagogy Sanderson Mphapo and Ben Mankhamba,” Chidothe said.
The Daughters Band recently lost some of its members to the army where they have joined the army band. Some of the members it has lost include Prosperia Ng’oma, who used to play the lead guitar.
Chingalire Cultural Centre recently hosted the Ethno Malawi Music Camp.