By Terence Miselo
The ever-green Amayenge Asoza Band continues to prove they are Zambia’s biggest and longest serving band after they mesmerised patrons at Heroes Lodge in Lusaka at an event meant to celebrate Zambia’s 51st Independence.
The band ably controlled by Alice Chali wife to late founder member Chris Chali was all the venue, located opposite the Independence Stadium, needed to help the patrons celebrate Zambia’s birthday in style.
This is mainly because of the band’s authentic music performances characterised with energetic dance routines which is in line with the venue’s policy to promote live music.
Although the show did not start at 20 hours as planned, patrons who were mostly geared in national colours did not mind the long wait as the band only stormed the stage around 23 hours.
As it has always been the band’s tradition to promote unity, peace and embrace Zambia’s rich culture through their performances, it was not surprising to see the Amayenge take the revellers round the corners of Zambia in dance and song.
The co-ordinated presentation of sound by the band members on various music instruments even gave the revellers a more reason to dance as most of them were seen joining in the dance routines.
The messages from the songs that included ‘Dailesi’, ‘Ba Zambia-Chipolopolo’, ‘ Munise’ and ‘ Two by Two’ to mention only a few kept the people singing along revealing the pride and loyalty they have for the band which has moved on from strength to strength keeping the ‘Chris Chali’ legacy alive.
This made Heroes Lodge management to reaffirm their pledge to continue promoting Zambian music by bringing authentic bands to the venue which was recently re-branded.