Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chileka: Malawi’s Music genesis?


I have, sometimes hours on end, dwelt so much on music from Balaka. If anything, I have at least for once talked about how the music and musicians from the Lhomwe belt have influenced the experts sway to settle for … Continue reading

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Is FIKISA Malawi’s Genre Breakthrough?


The question above has always been bubbling in my mind ever since I caught within my earshot some strange but familiar sound. The familiarity, now I realize, was coming from the leading drum beat I was hearing from that sound. … Continue reading

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Mayeso Chirwa, the Saxophonist


I have no weight to judge if the soils of Katope in Bwengu had any right to swallow the remains of Mayeso Chirwa whom we fondly called ‘Bhuti Jeso’. He might have died from cancer like the giant Reggae King … Continue reading

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Kwacha Losing Value despite devaluation Refusal


By Gregory Gondwe Kwacha, Malawi’s local currency continues to lose value even in the face of strong refusal by President Bingu wa Mutharika to have it devalued. On the other hand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) insists that the Malawi … Continue reading

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How Do Musicians Spend their Money?


Donot be cheated, Malawian musicians have managed to hit gold through our verypatronage when we buy their music and lately, they are making more money withlive shows. Ifyou want to attend a musical show at Ozone for example, be ready … Continue reading

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Can we trust 1Malawimusic.net?


Call me atechnology freak, but I seem to have very strong misgivings on the new site thatwill enable Malawian musicians to promote their music to a global audience.It is saidthis will also give fans a chance to get their hands … Continue reading

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