Although Øystein and I are back from Malawi, we still have a couple of stories we would like to share, like this one about Mandalizo Band. Go to our blog for a little multimedia treat.

Untold Stories

With only and handful of ragged, worn-out and home-made instruments the Malawian street musicians that call themselves Madalitso Band are able to create beautiful rhythms and wonderful songs. Their energy, intensity and beat take you by the heart. For only 200 kwacha – around 50 US cents – they will play you one of their songs.

Although we are back from Malawi, we still have a couple of stories we would like to share, like this one about Mandalizo Band. More will come, so keep following us.

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19 Responses to

  1. likeitiz says:

    Maybe we should encourage our community to “like” them on YouTube so they will gain some traction.

  2. Great video; the drive to make music is world wide yet seems less fettered in less formal cultures. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. annhaycox says:

    This is a great addition to your Malawian blog! Thoroughly enjoyable. Nicely edited with the (really nice) stills morphing into the video. Exciting.

  4. How to place a value on the traditional music of a culture? Fifty cents–absurd. I cannot imagine the reoccurring images that feed through your thoughts from such an experience. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. Angeline M says:

    Wonderfully free and happy music. I will post on Twitter.

  6. I’d happily give them 50 cents — maybe quite a few times. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Anita Otrebski says:

    Fikk desverre ikke tilgang til denne videoen… kineserne blokkerer det meste… MEN jeg reiser hjem til Norge idag, så titter innom igjen ; )
    Ha en fin dag!

  8. Truels says:

    Dejlig musik.
    Og unægtelig noget helt andet end procul Harum, som jeg var til koncert med i lørdags. ren og storslået nostalgi 🙂

    • munchow says:

      På den annen side var Procol Harum et av mine favorittband, så jeg skulle gjerne ha vært på den konserten… Visste ikke engang at de fortsatt eksisterte.

  9. I love the way they sound and like you said, it grabs you by the heart, most likely because it is from the heart. A primitive Ladysmith Black Mambazo, one of my favorite bands.Great post.

  10. Beautiful, touching and inspiring.

  11. seabluelee says:

    I enjoyed this very much. The video with sound gave the flavor of being there, but I really liked the still photos.

  12. Very interesting to see their creativity, really 🙂

  13. Sang og spillegleden skinner igjennom her 😀

  14. Liz says:

    Great video. I have lots of friends from Malawi!

  15. Reggie says:

    What an unusual idea!

  16. eof737 says:

    Good music… I’ve Liked them. 🙂

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