16 November 2012

Zambia: Zed Six to Six Attracts Multitudes

THE Hot Fm Zamtel sponsored Zed six to six concert last Saturday attracted multitudes of people despite the day experiencing heavy rains in the afternoon.

The wet grounds at the Barclays sports complex, the venue for function, were by midnight dried not by evaporation but by people absorbing the dirty waters and the mud into their shoes and socks.

The concert gained momentum after Kopala Swag star Macky II stormed the stage at 22:30 hours much to the delight of his ardent fans, who seemed to have enjoyed his one hour performance. The Kopala artist played his hits and took the opportunity to introduce new songs which have a long way to match up to his other hits.

After Macky II, it was now time for some holy moment when Pompi, Abel Musuka, Tio and Mag 44 got onto the stage for a holy performance which had the patrons on their feet.One could have doubted the gospel performance just after announcing the arrival of the artists but the case was different once the quadruple grabbed the microphones.

The body moving holy sounds were received well with people dancing and singing along to different songs from the artists especially Pompi's songs.

Jimmy Kay with his live band joined the four rappers and added flavor to the show by inviting patrons to join him on the stage while he performs his hit song Ama Levels.

After some gospel music, the popular secular music bounced back with Kachanana next on the stage. The singer who looked drunk was flanked

by two dancers and performed two songs. The seemingly decent Kachanana shocked her fans with her revealing shot blue dress and to add more shock, her dances were more suggestive.

As if there was a main act of the night Petersen Zagaze proved to be that act when he performed for a longer period than the rest. With his newly formed Zaga Lyfe band, the Makwebo singer, wowed the audience with his stage acts and calculated music selection.

No dull moment was experienced during the Zagaman's performance with songs like Ma Offals, Love Yapa Phone, Oxygen, Munyaule Nafuti, Job 13 verse 13 and the darling super hit Makwebo Mu Church.

While Petersen was preparing to wind up his energetic and befitting performance, Dalisoul Mwana wamukomboni with his Jerabo crew hijacked the performance and added some flavour with his dances.

The XYZ crew were the best act to be after Petersen as they kept the temple raised by Petersen with a rendition of hits such as Kuichaila and Atambikafye by Slap D.

XYZ female rapper Nana was received on stage with mixed feelings from her fellow female counterparts because of the way she was dressed.The rapper was dressed in bum shot and her breast were partly showing causing discomfort among the male patrons.

The Zone Fam, Pilato, Chef, Martin Kombats, Ma Africa, Roberto, General Ozzy, Manas and CQ were the other artists that performed until Six in the morning.

The show attracted a large crowd despite the sky promising rains but it seems the annual show could not be missed its religious fans that didn't care whether it was raining or not. Once again the summer concert proved why people prefer the complex than any other place.If only promoters can organise such shows were patrons pay to go in, Zambian music can gain great value.

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