By Ireen Kayira
A multitalented Zambian artist, James Sakala is set to perform in the country on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019 in Lilongwe at the Country Lodge in Area 9 dubbed “Starry Night’’.
The Zambian secular artist returns to Malawi following his early Christmas show in the country on December 8, 2018 where he performed at the Crossroads Hotel auditorium in the Capital City.
Nthanda Artworks marketing executive, Raphael Tanganyika disclosed this to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday saying it will be an evening full of stars where lovers will dine together under the background of Afro Soul and Jazz music.
“The feel of having your loved one beside you, enjoying good food and good music, that is just priceless, and you can already feel the stars roaming around you,” said Tanganyika.
“We will have new singles from the upcoming album of George Kalukusha and an Afro Jazz performance from the Lusubilo Band from Malawi.
In addition to the performance, Nthanda Artworks have different prizes lined up on the night. Those with standard tickets have a chance to win a candlelight dinner for two at Country Lodge, while VIP tickets holders have a chance to win a couple’s night at the same lodge.
Sakala left hundreds of people speechless when he gave a heartfelt performance at the early Christmas show in December 2018 at the Crossroads auditorium.
In a separate interview with Sakala he said people should expect to have an unforgettable experience on the night of 14 February with a fusion of great Afro music.
“I have prepared myself to give the fans in Malawi another memorable show. It’s an honor and a blessing to be back in a short space of time. This simply means my artistry is being appreciated by my people in Malawi. It also gives me a chance to share my music to more people that didn’t make it to the previous show.” he said.
Sakala is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar and percussions), author, composer and producer of Afro Jazz artist who has collaborated with names like Oliver Mtukudzi and Wambali Mkandawire.