Unless, someone or just another group from a world unknown comes up with a magical extraordinary musical album launch before December 31, the Sakala Brothers’ Born in Matero will remain in the records as arguably the best album launch of the year 2013!
It’s just impossible to take away anything from these coiners of the globally appreciated Makewane music that started from a humble high school background to now the untouchable flavour.
Goodson Azala Mbewe describes the Makewane music of the Sakala Brothers as a true representation of Africa, central Africa and Zambia with rhythms woven around the many criss-crossing sounds of Zambia.
Indeed, with such a record of accomplishment, the Sakala Brothers deserve a slot in the history books of the legendary Zambian musical artistes whose composition of music has a purposeful destination of permeating all spheres of life. Woza nayo!! is the word.
Friday night will surely remain imprinted in the memories of those that attended the Born in Matero Album launch at Lusaka’s Barclays Bank Sports Complex. It was simply a wow factor!
Deputy Minister of Commerce, Miles Sampa, who is also a proud Matero MP was at the launch and shared the joy of the launch by taking to the stage and learning a little of the Makewane dance.
In exchange, the minister bought 150 CDs from the Sakala Brothers at K50 each which he says will resell to his fellow MPs at a little elevated price of K55. He was also a special envoy who took a Sakala Brothers signed CD to President Michael Sata.
The manner in which the unveiling of this project was done should surely serve as an excellent example set to be emulated by many artistes who have turned musical album launches into concerts.
In many instances, these so-called Album launches end up overshadowing the main act because of the time factor and huge numbers of supporting artistes .
The Sakala Brothers’ album launch was well-planned with a clever selection of supporting artistes like Pompi whose kind of music is nothing close to that of Makewane, Same with Judy. As for Angela Nyirenda, the history of blending with the Sakala Brothers comes a long way.
The legends took to the stage with their dancing queens just before 23: 00 hours when the energy and zeal of dancing to the new rhythm was still high amongst the fans.
Slightly past midnight, the Sakala brothers were done with the new project and went on to unleash the old favourite tunes.
Who wouldn’t want to be at such a place where live musical performance simply makes sense?
Source: Times of Zambia