Three of the country’s musicians, namely Mlaka Maliro, Piksy and Limbani Banda are expected to live for South Africa next month for a two weeks tour where they are to have live performances.
The Malawian artist will have six shows in the countries major cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.
The gigs have been organised by Fire Flame Entertainment, a promotion and events management company owned by Malawians based in the rainbow nation.
According to Kondwani Jere, the company’s manager, the three musician are expected to be in Johannesburg on July 22. The musicians will then rehearse with Africa band which is expected to back them.
“They will have the first three shows in Johannesburg at Safari Hotel, Khoi-San and Tijuca (Bruma) on 25, 26 and 27 July, before travelling to Cape Town then Pretoria,” said Jere in an interview from South Africa.
He, however said though they had scheduled six shows, at the time of the interview last week, they had only secured four venues and dates.
“For the two cities we have so far confirmed one venues, at Madoda Braii in Cape Town where Piksy and Mlaka will perform on 2 august,” said Jere. “By next week, we will have the other two venues and dates confirmed.”
Jere assured the artists to look forward to the best equipment and band, claiming Africa Band, which among other members has renowned Malawian keyboardist JJ Munthali, who was among the best bands in the music circle there.
We have got a very good band, “it’s the band that played for Lucius Banda when he was here a few weeks ago, they will have fun,” he said, indicating the fans are looking forward to having the Malawian artist in SA.
“I think this will be the best show ever in SA from Malawian artists because Mlaka and Limbani will be performing here for the first time, and people have lots of love for Piksy plus his new hits,” he said.
In Johannesburg, Mlaka, Piksy and Limbani are expected to share the stage with Born Afrikan, a Malawian reggae artist based in South Africa, among other acts.