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Wambali Mkandawire performs in Blantyre Saturday night

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After such a long time, legendary musician Mtebeti Wambali Mkandawire gets down to the stage Saturday night performing at M-Theatre in Blantyre.

The singer and guitarist is performing in Blantyre courtesy of Dikamawoko Arts and its other partners.

Wambali famed for the hit ‘Zani Muwone’ and ‘Nkhunjipeleka,’ was expected to hold two concerts Saturday and Sunday but the other one has been cancelled.

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“The Sunday show has been cancelled due to other technical matters. But we have a small workshop with young musicians taking place at Kwa Haraba on Sunday from 11am. Wambali is passionate to propagate the seeds of jazz to the younger generation,” said Dikamawoko Director Tawonga Nkhonjera on Thursday.

Nkhonjera has since called on people to patronise the concert Saturday night.

The advance tickets for the concert are selling at K20,000 with K22,500 at the door.

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“It’s high time Wambali got the support he deserved, people have enjoyed his fantastic music and he has represented the country in different platforms including receiving nominations and this is no mean achievement. So the ticket fee is fair,” he said.

Nkhonjera said people have paid heavy amounts when international artists have performed in the country and that they should do the same in supporting local acts.

“Some people might say the K20,000 fee is on the higher side but its not, actually its fair and a musician of Wambali’s stature deserves such support.

We need to support our local artists and rate them highly,” he said.

Nkhonjera said the concert will offer people a chance to enjoy jazz music from the musician as well as get to interact with him.

“We have limited seats and limited tickets. Wambali has assured us that he is ready and will offer a jazz session as well as other songs which people will request,” he said.

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