TASICIO Chanda, the proprietor of Bottoms Up in Luanshya, is one of the joint owners out to promote Zambian music on the Copperbelt.
The Luanshya-based businessperson has turned the usually quiet Luanshya town into a hive of entertainment activity by holding shows at his premises every weekend.
As if holding shows in Luanshya alone is not enough, Chanda has also decided to be holding events in form of family shows at Kitwe's Mindolo Dam where he has been featuring various artists from all over the country every Saturday afternoon.
Last weekend, Bottoms Up organised a family show which featured Lusaka-based musicians in the names of Dalisoul, alias Mwana Wamukomboni, B1 (Mr Perfecto) and Brian (Nganalikombweke).
The artists thrilled Kitwe revellers with what Chanda described as an excellent show.
After the family show at Mindolo Dam which ended around 19:00 hours, the artists then moved to Luanshya for a night show which started at 22:00 hours with B1 who mesmerised the audience with his hit called Secret, which is receiving overwhelming response from fans everywhere the artist is performing.
It was then Brian's turn which also left the audience itching for more before Dalisoul, in the company of his Jeraboh dancers and his friend Rich Bizzy, got onto the stage around 24:00 hours and introduced his new rhumba-like song, Siniwala to the Luanshya residents.
The song, which has proved a hit in just a short period of time, received the usual applause, especially due to the dance involved.
As usual, Mwana Wamukomboni's other songs such as Musunge Mushe, the famous Poipa Paitana, Wamilelele, Osayopa Condom and Shansha on the night received the usual response from the audience.
The show went up to 03:00 hours on Sunday.
His friend Rich Bizzy also made the audience sample his Zambian version of the Namibian hit, Aiwe Chelete, which he has titled Mfwenya Mulamu and his other songs such as Jealous.
On Sunday the same group of artists held another family show at the same premises from midday up until 18:00 hours before continuing in the night with another show which ended at 21:00 hours.
Chanda, who described the whole event as excellent, also disclosed that equipment for live performance was on its way to Bottoms Up.
"We want to give our clients the best entertainment. What we want is to do away with playbacks and introduce live music which is real entertainment.
"Above all, we want to promote Zambian music to the fullest," he said.