Sunday, 1 May 2016

B Flow, Kan2 Rock Kitwe With Triple V Concert

B Flow on stage
By Paul Shalala

It is a song that made him famous, no wonder he has made it his theme song at every performance.

And the song always sends crowds into a frenzy.

The song which B Flow did with Judy Yo titled "Cry of Woman" is a crowd puller.

The song, which features Judy Yho, has won both artists awards for its message against gender based violence.

On Tuesday, the Lusaka-based artist perfomed at Wusakile Grounds in Kitwe and youths sung along word for word.

B Flow, real name Brian Bwembya, is on a countrywide tour, this time he is not promoting his latest release, his mission is voter sensitization.

And his target group is the youth.

His message is to encourage youths to verify their voter details starting 15 May and avoid violence during campaigns ahead of this year’s general election on 11 August.

The tour is being spearheaded by the Young Women in Action under the project Triple V.

“Triple V is a campaign where we are telling young people that your Vote is your Voice and your Victory. We want youths to speak through their vote to effect social change and improve things in society, said B Flow in an interview.

For this multi-award winning artist, these Triple V concerts are part of his Music4Change project which was even endorsed by US President Barack Obama last year during the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.

Kan2 sensitising school girls on stage in Kitwe
“Music4Change is a social movement is use to change people’s behavior. It is there to amplify what others are doing. In this case, Music4Change is amplifying the aim of Triple V and sensitizing youths to avoid violence, to vote in large numbers and ensure that they shape this nation’s destiny.”

Another artist on this tour is Kan2 who shot to firm with her 2014 hit alangizi in which she called for traditional counselors to give advise to young couples.

Kan2 sings mostly on social issues and her involvement in the Triple V concerts fits into her type of music.

“Am combining my art in music and my job as a teacher to sensitise the young. You know, youths like seeing musicians perform and in our performances, we are fusing in messages to inspire them to vote, said Kan 2 whose real names are Kantu Habanji Siachingili

These concerts are also an opportunity for upcoming artists in the compounds to showcase their talent.

During the Triple V concert in Wusakile, several young people took to the stage to show their rapping skills.

The best for upcoming rappers won themselves Triple V branded t-shirts.

For the promoters of the Triple V concerts, music is the most effective way of communication especially for the youth.

Part of the crowd in Kabwe
“We have realized that using popular artists to spread the is the best way to catch youths. They love these celebrities and when they see them sing, dance and say one or two words, youths wont forget the message they are putting across,” said Precious Matantilo, Triple V Programme Coordinator.

On Tuesday, B Flow and Kan2 performed in Kitwe and the following day they were in Ndola.

On Thursday, the two artists continued with their sensitisations in Kabwe where they performed at Makululu’s Comet Grounds, a vene which is familiar to B Flow who grew up in the former mining town.

Yesterday, the duo was in the tourist capital Livingstone where they mesmerised the crowds again.

In the coming weeks, the musicians will continue spreading the good news in Central, Lusaka and Southern Provinces.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it’s just wonderful post on Triple V Concert. The photos are truly amazing. I am a huge fan of their events. I will be attending one of their upcoming events at Seattle convention center. I am eagerly waiting for concert day.