By Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro
The Warehouse Theatre comes to life tonight and tomorrow night (July 26). The main attraction is none other than the NBC/Sanlam Namibia Music Makers 2001 winner, Erich Mahua.
The two nights promise a journey down memory lane to the time when Erich was catapulted onto the Namibian music scene with favourite songs like Panga Randje, Lord is My Shadow, Malibongwe, Ouje Mbui, Tjevere ‘hinga, Oritjatono, Okavare, Mozongombe za Mbiriro ‘Mitanda, Mbasuvero ‘Vandu, Nanguaro ‘uamama, and Onguaje Tjerio ‘ve. Revellers and fans are also to have a rare treat sample his upcoming album.
There is no way Erich cannot be counted as one of the greatest vocal artists Namibia has created, especially given his family history. His father’s brother Theodor Mahua was a choir conductor, was a teacher and an elder of the Lutheran Church, he was a composer and a leading singer of insurmountable artistry. Yes, he taught and conducted choirs wherever he went.?