THE BLACK Missionaries made history this evening for travelling by air to Zomba where they performed minutes after appearing on MBC TV for a live interview.
They flew for half an hour in a domestic chartered plane owned by the Malawi Defence Force, MDF.
Their historic flight was arranged by commander-in-chief of the MDF, President Peter Mutharika,
Before flying from Kamuzu upper stadium in Chichiri to Zomba air wing, the Black Missionaries’ live performance on state controlled, MBC featured a number of old songs including ‘Tsono Utibwanji’and late Evison Matafale’s ‘Zaka Zonsezi’.
The Chileka based outfit comprised bassist Peter Amidu, keyboardist Chizondi Fumulani and his brother Anjiru, who performed as a lead vocalist.
The three performers later joined the rest of the Black Missionaries band for their scheduled live gig hosted at Coolpro international club in the old capital city.
As they were performing at Kwacha studios, Lucius Banda backed by the Zembani band was simultaneously on stage at the newly opened venue.
Their television interview was also simulcast on MBC Radio 2.
The Blacks are promoting the official launch of Kuimba 11 scheduled for Robin’s park on 29 June in Blantyre and Lilongwe golf club in Lilongwe on the next day.
This will be followed by their first live gig in Botswana on 10 July, four days after performing at the Carlsberg Street party in Blantyre on Independence Day.