Monthly Archives: December 2009

Cry Our Beloved Alleluya Band


Everyone who is not aware of our modern music history, I mean history of digital music, will better be told from the beginning. The beginning therefore will be telling a different story if it does not start from Alleluya Band.You … Continue reading

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Unmarked Grave of Mc Ewen Manda


The 30th June of this year, was business as usual to most people involved in music. The Musicians Association of Malawi minded its business save for its zone call point person in the name of Lanz Nkhata. The media that … Continue reading

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When Manganje becomes Malawian Beat


Others before me have wondered how much justice we offer our music genres like Ingoma, Manganje, Chioda, Tchopa, Likhuba, Minoghe, Masewe, Mchoma and the list could be endless.UNESCO has so far recognised Malawi’s two traditional dances of Vimbuza and Gule … Continue reading

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Music at Entertainment Joints


You have heard of Chez Ntemba in the Capital, Pa Stereo in Blantyre and Sport Cafe or Paris in Mzuzu. These places have been made famous because of not its beers, or prostitutes or revellers that patronise it; it has … Continue reading

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Malawi Music’s Quality Control


Quality control in this case refers to letting our music pass some form of litmus test…Most radio stations complain that they receive an uncountable music compact disks or sometimes tapes brought by every Jack and Jill who say are musicians … Continue reading

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How do the Dead Musicians Get their Royalties


There is a big difference between doing something in Malawi and doing similar thing in the West.There was a time that I wondered on this very page why Michael Jackson’s riches are increasingly making him posthumously richer when there is … Continue reading

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Music is a Mission, not Competition


I know you have heard of Alpha Blondy, Ishmael Isaacs, Tinken Jah Fakoly and Serges Kassi all these are from Abidjan in Ivory Coast. They are the best of reggae artists that have emerged from Africa.On 20th October 2009, I … Continue reading

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