Fourteen Blantyre-based musicians have recorded a song titled We are One that speaks against the killing of people with albinism.
Four languages have been incorporated in the nine-minute long song and among the 14 musicians is Ismael Katawala, Trace Kanyongolo, Will J, L Factor, Joe Masi, Hilco, Paige, Ice, Alice Kanyongolo, C-30 D, Taliq and Young Kisa.
According to Trace, the song was pitched at the Association of People Living with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) and the association was impressed with the song.
“We understand the suffering people with albinism are going through with the barbaric behaviour of killing them for charms and we thought of making a song that could speak against that,” said Trace.
Boniface Massah, president of Apam, confirmed recommending the song for their awareness campaigns.
“It is a very welcome development; there are other musicians that have also done some songs on the issue. We help the musicians in making sure that their content is not discriminatory and they use language that is sensitive,” he said.
Massah said the association is planning a fundraiser show next month at Robin’s Park and the 14 musicians are billed to perform.
“It will be a gospel show but we realized that we also need to include musicians that have done songs on the issue at hand so they will be performing,” he added.
This is not the first time artists have recorded a song for a cause as in december several artists united in a song Ndife Amodzi towards the raising money for flood victims.