Zim artists for Malawi’s Lake of Stars festival

Zimbabwe’s presence will be felt this year at the eighth edition of the Lake of Stars festival. This year’s event, to be held at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, will feature four Zimbabwean acts.

Celebrating 50 years of Malawian independence, creativity and culture, the festival runs from September 26 to 28.

Selmor Mtukudzi, Tariro NeGitare, Pearl Natasha and the Band Tower will be performing at the festival.

Founder and director of the festival, Will Jameson, said the festival aimed to boost Malawi’s economy by promoting its travel and creative industries.

Oliver Mtukudzi was the headline act in 2010 and now, between working on an album and performing at shows in South Africa, his daughter will be making her debut at the event.

Jameson expressed his enthusiasm about Mtukudzi’s participation, saying; “It’s great to have her as part of this year’s line-up. The audience is in for a great show.”

“I don’t know any artists from Malawi, which is why I’m so excited to be exposed to new music and maybe new sounds,” she said. “Hopefully, I will connect with some of the artists there.” Known for her pumped-up performances and powerful voice, she will be learning a bit of Nyanja and Chewa in preparation for her show, in an effort to connect with the audience in their mother tongues.

Mtukudzi and her band will be leaving for the festival from South Africa after fulfilling a couple of commitments, including a show on August 24 at Moyo’s Zoolake in Johannesburg.

Acts from Nairobi, South Africa, Zambia will be joining Malawian artists to bring the festival to life.

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