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An early Christmas treat from VMSix

Mon, 21 November 2016 17:03
by Kelvin Chiringa


Namibia’s popular and veteran a-Capella band VMSix brought an early Christmas treat to music lovers at the National Theatre of Namibia last week belting out songs of festivity to a nearly packed audience.
The band’s six talented vocalists gave quite a spirited performance dishing out some of their popular songs from their most internationaly acclaimed award winning Ekundungu album.
The event, which was graced by a number of high ranking members of society, including the Ambassador of Finland to Namibia. Anne Saloranta, who was in the company of her husband, turned out into a night of praise and worship with songs like Father please which turned out to be the revelers’ favorite.
“It is quite an exciting feeling to see that the music is actually being accepted back home. The response of the people is indeed a positive feedback,” VMSix’s lead vocalist Mark Chizyuka told The Villager over a telephone interview.
Silver Bells took the a-Capella lovers through a spiritual tour with its seemingly lazy start which later developed into a sudden outburst of throbbing energy arranged within a danceable rhythm while speaking of the blissful narrative of Christmas time.
The major highlight of the acapella night was VMSix’s recently recruited talented beat boxer Paulo Nhanga whose fine-tuned skill at mastering the art of vocal percussion and strikingly producing rhythmic drum sounds mesmerized the revelers while he stole the night.
His masculine beats came out with such a brutal intensity while at the same time blending well into the flow of song and imbuing a spirit of dance as the audience clapped along with so much gusto.  
Lead female soprano vocalist Lorencia Kaimbi’s outstanding sharp and soft classical voice resonated with an angelic tone which floated and landed well upon the audience leaving them clamoring for more as she intermittently left the stage, having been reportedly “slightly under the weather.”
When at last the band belted out Milky White Way, they had already conquered the night, while casually throwing intoxicating jokes right in the middle of performances.
“The performance was good and we feel that NTN is always the right place for our music, the environment is just perfect,” said VMSix’s Vasco Mario who promised another fine-tuned treat early next year.
Milky White Way came out finely polished and glistening like a diamond through the neon NTN stage lights resonating with such lines like, “Child, one of these days I’m gonna walk that milky white way”.
 The song’s simplicity was captured by the musical mastery of the sensational six which spans more than a decade turning the occasion into a night of serenade and awe while towards the end, many were left chanting to the tune of “We want more!”
Meanwhile, the event which was themed on “thanksgiving” was a token of appreciation for the support VMSix has been getting at home and abroad, Mario also told The Villager Entertainment.