German Ambassador exhibits as music dominates BAF

  German Ambassador Jurgen Borsch has a passion for arts. Apart from showcasing his dance prowess alongside his American counterpart Virginia Palmer during Lulu’s jazz session at Capital City Motel Gardens last week, Borsch went an extra mile to exhibit at this year’s Blantyre Arts Festival (BAF) at Blantyre Cultural Centre (BCC). Dubbed My Berlin,…

Music, poetry and fashion meet  at HS Winehouse tomorrow

Arts fanatics will tomorrow have a rare chance to sample music, poetry and fashion at HS Winehouse in Blantyre.’s Namiwawa residential estate. Courtesy of Alpha Agency, the event is dubbed Fashion4Change and aimed at using arts to lobby for the protection of the environment. “Alpha Agency through Fashion4Change and United Purpose are working  together to…

Sound and light weekend

The organisers of the Sound and Light Concert, Entertainers Promotion, have said all is set for the two-day event starting Friday at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in Salima. Director of Entertainers Promotions Tonderai Jai Banda said the concert is a local initiative birthed to inspire artists and expose the power of the local music industry. “All is set for…

M-Theatres organise free film production workshop

In its quest to contribute to the development of the country’s film industry, cinema screening company M-Theatres has organised a free workshop on film production on Saturday afternoon. The workshop scheduled to start at 2:30pm  is part of M-Theatres’  Malawi Film Festival and Gala Night Awards slated for Saturday night at M-Theatres situated at Game Stores underground car park in Blantyre. Proprietor of…

Tay Grin collaborates with 23 international artists

Malawi’s rapper Limbani Kalilani better known as Tay Grin has over 20 collaborations with international artists. This has been revealed after his 23rd collabo in which he has shot a new video called Gulu with Uganda’s Bebe Cool. The artist fondly called Nyau King among his enthusiasts, has gained momentum for collaborating with artists such…

Fredokiss, Lucius remix Ali Ndi Njira Zawo

  Youthful rapper Fredokiss has teamed up with Lucius Banda on a remix of the veteran’s old-time hit Ali Ndi Njira Zawo. This is the song from Lucius second album, ceasefire, in which he highlights the suffering of poor Malawians who keep getting poorer and going to bed hungry while the rich and those in…

Daring Jazz with female voice

Mellow smooth jazz is a demanding genre, which requires a certain degree of skill and obligation to deliver successfully. It is a type of music that is looked at as something which appeals to a specific audience that is considered mature and smart people. These usually appreciate jazz music deeply right from the array of…

Chechamba eyes Mother’s Day orchestra

Veteran musician Wyndham Chechamba has teamed up with Blantyre New Apostolic Church in an orchestra conceived to give lovers of classical music a befitting Mother’s Day next month. The music tutor-cum-performer will conduct the orchestra at College of Medicine in Blantyre on October 16. According to the veteran, the ensemble—equipped with brass, trumpet, strings, percussions…

Recognise arty achievers

Malawi Writers Union (Mawu) president Mike Sambalikagwa Mvona was the guest speaker when Jacaranda Cultural Centre mounted an exhibition in honour of writer and historian D.D Phiri in Blantyre on Saturday. In this interview with our reporter HOWARD MLOZI, he zeroes in on challenges that stifle the country’s creative sector. Q : Jacaranda and Anglia…

Blacks in fresh money row

The organising committee of the enthronement of Inkosi Njolomole IV of Ntcheu has threatened to sue Black Missionaries for not attending a fundraising concert despite recieving K800 000. Hastings Blessings Jumbe, spokesperson of the organising committee, accuses the reggae outfit of messing up their income generation drive and defrauding them. He told The Nation that…

Mzuzu Fashion Week gets Tsinde Tours boost

Tsinde Tours, a local tours  and safari operator,  is set to give Malawian and international fashion lovers VVIP access to this year’s Mzuzu Fashion Week (MzFW). The VVIP experience will  include transportation to and from Mzuzu, three nights full board accommodation and access to the fashion week and fashion awards that will take place from…

Dan Lu embraces new music approach

Afro musician Dan Lufani says he has changed his music approach to adapt an international standard in which he will be releasing singles before compiling an album. He said his new approach is in line with  what is done by some international artists who have achieved great music brands. “From now onwards, I will be…

Karate movie producers speak out, claim infringement

Producers of the sensational local karate movie The Town Monger, Kufewa Acrobatics of Lilongwe, have said infringement of their work has led to a third party claiming a role in the production. Shareef Atwab, the producer, told The Nation yesterday information contained in the video clips that have gone viral on the social media, receiving…

Find Codi drops jazz compilation

  Find Codi, a local Afro jazz band managed by Nyimbo Music Company (NMC), has released its 14-track jazz collection titled Tukuka. Find Codi comprises the lead singer and pianist Chikondi Suleman, drummer Kad Chiwanga and lead guitarist Steve Phambala. Chikondi described the journey as both exciting and challenging as the band worked to produce…

‘The Making of the Band’ project bears fruits

  The Making of the Band, a music recording and training project implemented by Mibawa Entertainment Company in partnership with  Active Youth Initiative for Social Enhancement (Ayise), has started bearing fruits seven months after its launch. With support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), Mibawa and Ayise embarked on a music programme called Action…

D.D Phiri to be honoured

  In its quest to promote the country’s creative industries and honour  those who have made significant contributions, Masion de la France and Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre will honour the life and works of veteran historian and writer Desmond Dudwa Phiri fondly known as D.D Phiri. The event will take place on September…

Kwilimbe lives on

Benard Kwilimbe, Malawi’s first choreographer and renowned musician, walked his last mile on September 3 2017. People from all walks of life gathered at his home in Group Village Head Mgombe, Sub Traditional Authority (ST/A) Kalimanjira in Nkhotakota District Chididi Village in Nkhotakota on Septemebr 5 2017 to escort the arts and culture icon. Kwilimbe…

‘We are taking steps to minimise poor shows’

Of late, Entertainers Promotions’ shows have been unsuccessful due to various reasons. The latest one on Sunday, Mega Gospel Concerpt, which was dubbed Utsi Tuluka, also had a poor turn up despite attracting a lineup of big artists. HOWARD MLOZI speaks to Entertainers Promotions director Tonderai Jai Banda on the way forward:   Q :…

Miss Malawi engages  Ngabu on overpopulation

Traditional Authority (T/A) Ngabu in Chikwawa has committed his support to the Miss Malawi cause of managing the country’s ravaging overpopulation, describing the Malawi queen’s visit to his area as a ‘great motivation’. Reigning queen Cecilia Khofi made an impromptu visit to the chief’s residence on Friday, on the sidelines of her appointment to Pashello…