Monthly Archives: May 2010

Where is the musicality in Mbewa Zanga?


There has been a wave of madness in entertainment joints and on air thus radio stations and the Malawi Television with a track ‘Mbewa Zanga’ by Wilson Mwase.Whenever I listen to this particular track, I have always asked those that … Continue reading

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The Shame Costen Mapemba Causes at MAM


Yes, Mr. Costen Mapemba, the President of the Music Associations of Malawi, abbreviated as MAM is a shame to the music body.Those that follow Drumming Pen will remember that long before the Chibuku Road to Fame Competition commenced, I dwelt … Continue reading

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When Men Defy Culture to Bow to Women


By Vitus-Gregory GondweRuth Shaba of Khosolo in Mzimba was divorced from a 12-year marriage. However, when this 38-year-old woman returned to her parents’ home, she found herself in the same circumstance she was in when she was a girl, long … Continue reading

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Greedy and Exploitation in the Industry


Music is supposed to be the most sellable commodity in Malawi. However, the seemingly persistent poverty, striking the artists – creating and making this music – can rightly be comparable to penury of a mouse that dwells in the local … Continue reading

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Reggae has a Malawian Story – Part III


While reggae music was taking roots in Malawi proving itself a cardinal player in its socio-political status and almost a cultural stakeholder, it nevertheless met a strong army of critics who dismissed its players, musicians and the songs as bent … Continue reading

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Reggae has a Malawian Story – Part II


Last week, we discussed about reggae with a Malawi story to a point where Lucious Banda released Son of a Poor Man.However he opened floodgates of suppressed talents when he released his second album’ Down Babylon’.This title track was a … Continue reading

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