The Alleluya Band Tour it’s started!!!

This year, all the income will be used for the purchase of drugs and food for the Comfort Cpommunity Hospital of Balaka

Give us the opportunity to continue to provide basic health care to the community of Balaka, follow us!!!

Here is the calendar tour…

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See you in the most beautiful squares in Italy…

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A Big Show in Italy for Malawi

Fr. Mario Pacifici with Zucchero

Fr. Mario Pacifici with Zucchero

All our eyes and hearts will be at Villafranca in Lunigiana – MS on 3 August where Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari and Alleluya band will be performing for Comfort Community Hospital in a show dubbed Mama Africa.

This show is big for many reasons: Zucchero is the world-class musician. He has performed all over the world! Alleluya band is not small either. It was just voted the 2013/14 band of the year in Malawi. The band has also travelled internationally and it hasn’t disappointed. Big artists playing on the same venue makes that show big!

It is official: 3 August 2014

It is official: 3 August 2014

But wait a minute. What makes this show big is not only the names of the artists performing but the intention of holding such an event. This event is meant to raise funds that will help in fighting malaria and pneumonia that continue to claim lives of many children in Malawi!

We can only hope that people of goodwill support this noble cause. Entrance is free and we shall appreciate any donations that will arm us to fight this war. You are invited to sing with us life with joy!

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Alleluya Band Arrives in Italy

Alleluya band arrived Tuesday morning in Italy, ready for about fourty shows. The band, which left Malawi on Monday through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, will hold its first show on Thursday. The shows aim at fundraising for Comfort Community Hospital which is serving thousands of people around Balaka, in Malawi. We shall be giving you updates of the shows.

Fr. Mario and Alleluya Band at Kamuzu International Airport

Fr. Mario and Alleluya Band at Kamuzu International Airport

Alleluya Band boarding the Ethiopian Airlines

Alleluya Band boarding the Ethiopian Airlines

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Alleluya Band Suspends Live Shows

Alleluya Band, the Best All Time Band

Alleluya Band, the Best All Time Band

As is the custom of Alleluya band during Lenten season, the band has suspended all its live shows till Easter. Fr. Mario Pacifici, the patron of the band has reminded the band members to follow the custom.

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar and it begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Day.

The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial.

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Alleluya Band Hailed

Alleluya band performing at  Motel Paradise

Alleluya band performing at Motel Paradise

Alleluya band led by Coss Chiwalo has been hailed for the grand performance at Motel Paradise in Balaka on Friday, 31 January 2014.

Sam Banda Jnr, writing for The Daily Times of Monday February 3, 2014 says the band showed that its award as Best All Time Band during the Musicians Association of Malawi (Mam) music awards was not a fluke but deserved.

“Their performance was cemented by the energetic dancing of the members and most of their songs were fused with traditional dances among Beni,” writes Banda.

At the same show, the band backed Sr. Paul Banda who according to the same paper left the audience “wild with screams of excitement. Both Alleluya band and Sir Paul Banda won Mam inaugural music awards.

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Alleluya Band to thank fans in Blantyre

Alleluya Band, the Best All Time Band

Alleluya Band, the Best All Time Band

Alleluya band led by Coss Chiwalo will this evening be performing at Motel Paradise in Blantyre and will take the opportunity to thank the fans for voting them the Best All Time Band during Music Association of Malawi (MAM) Awards.

“This [the Motel Paradise Show] will also be a perfect time to thank the fans for supporting us all these years and voting us as the Best All Time Band and as such we will show them that we are the Best All Time Band,” Coss Chiwalo has told a local paper.

Also on the menu tonight is the legendary Sr. Paul Banda, Skeffa Chimoto, Police Orchestra and Rod Valamanja. Mr. Entertainer Jai Banda of Entertainers Promotions has organized the show.

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Alleluya Band is the 2013 Best all time Band

Alleluya Band 2013 Best All Time Band

Alleluya Band 2013 Best All Time Band

What a way to start a new year and to remember last year. The 35-year Alleluya band is the 2013 “best all time band” beating Zembani Band, Lucky Stars, Black Missionaries, and the Roots.

Andrew Galeta, the Executive Director of Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust has since congratulated the Fr. Mario Pacifici, who is the band’s patron and Orizzonte Malawi ONLUS for making the band what it is now.

Meanwhile, Manuel Todeschini, Orizzonte Malawi’s president has described the win as the “greatest encouragement”.

“The road [which Alleluya band has followed over the years] is the right one for Alleluya Band, the ambassadors of Andiamo in Malawi and the world,” reads part of the mail Manuel has written to Andrew Galeta.

The band leaves for Italy end of May this year for an international tour and the win will boost this year’s tour. Congratulations!

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Alleluya Band nominated the Best “All time” Band

Alleluya Band

Alleluya Band

The 35 year old Alleluya band has been nominated in the Best “All time” Band in the Musicians Association of Malawi (Mam) inaugural awards to be held at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe on Friday night, 24 January, 2014.

The other nominees in the same category is Zembani band, a band born after Lucius Banda left Alleluya band; Lucky Stars; Black Missionaries; Ravers Band; and The Roots.

Paul Banda, one of the founders of Alleluya Band has also been nominated in the category, “Life Time Achievers” together with his brother Lucius and other four.

According to The Daily Times of Wednesday, January 22, 2014 president Joyce Banda who was expected to attend, has delegated Vice President Khumbo Kachali to attend the event.

“She confirmed her attendance at first but she will not. She has now delegated the Vice President who will be in attendance,” Presidential Press Secretary Steven Nhlane is quoted in the same paper.

This is the first time that Mam is hosting the awards. There are 14 award categories, which include Best Male, Best Female, Best Upcoming Band, Best All Time Band, Best Choral, Traditional, Best Gospel, Best Song 2012-13, Stage Performance, Best Acoustic, Special Media, Best Upcoming Artist, Best Urban-Hip/Hop Rap Music and Best Reggae/Dancehall.

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Alleluya Band’s 2014 International Tour Confirmed

Alleluya band: Ready for another international tour

Alleluya band: Ready for another international tour

It is now confirmed. Alleluya Band led by its Patron Fr. Mario Pacifici will leave in May this year for Italy and come back in August. This is according to Emanuel Todeschini, President of Orizzonte Malawi, a non-profit organization based in Italy.

The tour’s main objective is to raise money to buy medicines and food for Comfort Community Hospital in Balaka, which has seen the number of patients being treated both as out and in patients drastically going up.

The tour dubbed “Mbambande Malawi” is also significant because it takes place in the year when Malawi is celebrating her Golden Jubilee as an independent state and Thirtieth Anniversary of Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust.

The band is expected to perform in the North of Italy in June, and in the South in the month of June. The president of Orizzonte Malawi is also asking people to join to cause by hosting the band for one or more nights to “optimize the move”.

Comfort Community Hospital is the only hope for people around Balaka seeking medical care since the government hospital sometimes remain without drugs in stock.

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Album Recording on hold for shows

Cos Chiwalo, Madalitso Taferakaso, Gertrude Naluso, Charles Mafukeni and Paul Subiri in the studio.

Cos Chiwalo, Madalitso Taferakaso, Gertrude Naluso, Charles Mafukeni and Paul Subiri in the studio.

Alleluya band has put on hold the recording of “Malawi Mbambande” album for the weekend shows scheduled at Pa Station in Blantyre on Friday and Domwe in Dedza on Saturday.

Cos Chiwalo, who is the bandleader says the album, which is being recorded at Andiamo Studios, is in honour of the Andiamo Campus which has produced many artists in Malawi. Coincidentally, the album will be released in 2014 when Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

Artists who are expected to feature in the album include Sr. Paul Banda, Soldier Lucius Banda, Mlaka Maliro, Charles Sinetre, Billy Kaunda, Gertrude Naluso, Charles Patache, Paul Subiri and Cos Chiwalo.

Serious business

Serious business

The only lady in the album, Gertrude Naluso

The only lady in the album, Gertrude Naluso

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Alleluya Band promises fireworks this weekend

Alleluya band: The 35 year old band

Alleluya band: The 35 year old band

Alleluya band will from today to Sunday have shows and Cos Chiwalo, the bandleader has since promised fireworks at all the venues.

Cos Chiwalo has told The Daily Times of Friday, November 29, 2013 that the band is still in a celebratory mood following a colourful 35th anniversary that was held on 9 November at Balaka ground.

“We are still celebrating our 35 years of existence and excellence as a band. Most people missed our live performance during the main commemorative function in Balaka,” Chiwalo is quoted in the paper.

Alleluya band is at Mwanza Hotel this evening and on Saturday it will be at Zitherepano before winding up at Zembani Lodge in Balaka on Sunday. In all the shows the band will share stage with Sir Paul Banda.

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