Musicians Patience Namadingo and Princess Chitsulo leave the country today for Hannover, Germany, where they are expected to hold performances.
Since they started their music career, the two artists have never performed in Europe.
“It’s an honour to be selected to perform in Germany for the first time. I am ready and I am prepared to show what Malawi is made of,” Princess said.
Patience, who will also extend his performances to France and Switzerland, also said he was ready to fly the country’s flag.
“Looking forward to giving out my best and performing in Europe for the first time is special,” the MultiChoice Malawi and Ecobank brand ambassador said.
Patience and Princess had an audience with Blantyre City Mayor Wild Ndipo last week on the trip.
Ndipo, Councillor Gertrude Chirambo and other staff members from Blantyre City Council and the mayor will also attend the anniversary. They will depart on June 19.
A letter from International Culture Cultural Office – City of Hannover—written by Janika Millan, indicates that Princess and Patience have been invited to visit Hannover for the 50th anniversary of city twinning between Blantyre and Hannover from June 19 to 24.
“Over the last 50 years, our city twinning has contributed to the positive relationships and the big cultural exchange between Blantyre and Hannover. We want to celebrate the anniversary of our city twinning together with our citizens, partners and friends of the twinning,” Millan said.
Among other things, the two artists will perform on the international stage during the Fete de la Musique on June 21 and also perform at a concert in Kulturzentrum Pavilion together with Makatumbe, winner of Creole Festival 2017.
The official opening of the anniversary of Blantyre and Hannover will be held on June 23, where Mayor Schostok and Blantyre City Mayor Wild Ndipo will sign a memorandum of understanding to agree new aims and to continue the city twinning.
“This partnership has been there and the two cities have benefitted from each other. We are excited to be attending the anniversary and there are a lot of programmes to be done including learning from them on waste management. That is why we have staff from the section going there. We are also happy to have Patience and Princess on the arts side,” Ndipo said.