Published on June 23rd, 2015 | by lawilink0
THE BLACK MISSIONARIES FUND RAISES FOR THE RASTAFARIAN CELEBRATIONS
The Chileka based reggae outfits, the Black Missionaries who are also known as Ma Blacks on Sunday, 14th June this year organised a fund raising show at the New Village House in Blantyre.
The celebration which will take place in Sengabay, Mangochi this July, is a golden jubilee celebration of the visit of King Haille Selasse to Malawi.
According to Ras Ray Harawa, one of the organisers of the event, said over ten countries has confirmed their participation to the event. “Countries like United Kingdom, Jamaica, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Cuba and a lot others have already confirmed to take part and we are still waiting for others,” said Ras Ray in an interview.
Activities at the function will include prayers, discussions, reggae music performances from Malawi, UK, Jamaica and others. The event will be for fourteen days and the dates will be communicated soon.
The show at the New Village House was jam-packed and some patrons openly smoke Chamba (Indian hemp). Ras Peter Amidu, the group’s base guitarist took the microphone and shouted “Legalise Marijuana!!!”
Later in an interview, Ras Ray told our reporter that Chamba (Marijuana) is like any other plant, only that it has over 25 thousand usages that includes curing cancer and asthma which makes it special. Ras Harawa said no one in the world has gone mad due to Chamba.
The Band leader, Anjiru Fumulani said the Chileka based outfit is in full support of legalising the sale of Chamba in Malawi.
Earliar last month, Ntchisi North Member of Parliament (MP) Boniface Kadzamira struck a discussion in Parliament on Chamba legalisation.
Kadzamira said the country would benefit a lot of foreign earnings if it legalises chamba. Boniface said an acre of Chamba can be used to manufacture different products including lighting oil, medicines, food oil and others that can bring foreign exchange to Malawi.
Coming to music, the group’s lead guitarist, Takudziwani Chokani said Kuimba 10 has received mixed reactions from their fans but he promised good music from the album
Chokani said, the album has taken them a year to produce and it will be out this July. “Expect quality sounds and music videos,” said Takudziwani.
Takudziwani said they have lined up a number of national and international tours once the album is out.
By Fyson Masina and Sandra Nyirongo