The idea of seeing a white man doing Chichewa songs is one not many people can phathom but attending the Valentines acoustic concert at Comesa Hall in Blantyre are in luck.
Five79 promotions have enlisted Barefoot Bob as one of the headline acts from their show which will also see Patience Namadingo, a natural on the stage perform.
Wisdom Phanga said they decided to bring him on the roster because he is an interesting stage act.
“Barefoot Bob is an artist who also did an artist cover for Piksy’s Unamata so we consider him as one of our own that is why we added him to the list,” he said.
Barefoot Bob last year performed at big events like Lake of Stars, Sand Music Festival and had the wow effect when he did mash ups of songs like Zambia hit song ‘Kwa George’ among other songs.
The carefully curated roster is said to have been done to cater for lovers as this is their day: “We wanted some soft music that people can listen to with their loved ones.”
Other artists performing on the lover’s day include, Afro/Dancehall sensation Saint, Piksy and Hyphen.
Phanga explained that so far, the response has been good saying they are receiving enquiries for tickets and some have already started buying.
He said they might look into bringing poets who do love pieces on stage to add to the activities on the day.