23 November 2012

Zambia: Sakala Brothers Rock Kalahari Pub

THE Sakala Brothers one of the oldest and most vibrant music duo last Saturday night had their music put to the test at Kalahari pub in Lusaka.

Moses and Levy Sakala backed by a youthful band were given an opportunity to perform at the Kalahari Pub, which is now the home of live and exciting music, for the first time.

The show started as early as 20:00 hours with a rendition of cover versions performed by the band while the big men were warming up the back-stage. The crowd which is always overwhelming at the club was so expectant of the Sakala Brothers that the somehow not so good stage warming performances did not bother them a lot as they waited for Makewane music.

At exactly 22:00 hours the Sakala Brothers made a triumphant arrival on the stage with the dancers giving the duo a majestic lead to the stage like the way kings and queens are led to the throne.

While on the stage, the Londole singers performed an intro that had almost everyone on their feet. After some dances the main show was kick-started by a gospel track sang in Bemba as a way of thanking God for their music talent and life.

The Sakala Brothers truth should be told are complete musicians who know when exactly to take it slow or up the tempo depending on how the crowd is responding and that aspect sums them as fully baked musicians.

Taking people back into time with hits such as Adani Andivuta, Londole and Kumawa there was nothing that could stop the crowd from singing along and dancing to the dance-able tunes.

Apart from singing sweet songs the Sakala Brothers showed their dancing prowess with different dances some of which defied the law of gravity as the duo could jump up high and move as though they are not on the bigger side.

Kalahari experienced another exciting performance that the pub has not seen before and it could be great for owners to bring the duo back to the venue for fully bursting entertainment.

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