A Blantyre-based foursome has released an exclusive collection commemorating the July 20 demonstrations against Malawiâ€™s late president Bingu wa Mutharikaâ€™s dictatorship last year.
Recorded by Grant Soko in Chitawira Township, the songs by Bantu Khamradz co-vocalist Wachituta, studio artist Barry Gomonda as well as rappers Cristle and Jahseal Flames, is a timely treat as Malawians count the gains and losses of the red-wear countrywide demonstration on Friday.
It features Wachituta and Cristle on the collabo 20 July 2011, Gomondaâ€™s Mtundu Wanga and Jahseals Flamesâ€™ Mumamva Bwanji. The foursome have pooled bits from their numbers in the fourth track.
According to Wachituta, the songs remind people about the evils that followed the protests in which 20 people died, hundreds were injured and property worth about
K1.5 billion (about $6 million) was looted.
Â â€œMost of those who lost their lives and property were just common people, while those who started the issues are top politicians still enjoying their lives today. This can happen again in future, but we need to ensure that the innocent are protected,â€ said Wachituta.