Giving fans another dose of his musical prowess, Malawi’s jazz legend Wambali Mkandawire, now Mte Wambali is set to release his 9th album “Calabrash Breath”. The event will be marked by a warm night of jazz on July 25th at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) from 20:00hrs.
With a truly unique sound, Wambali continues to win accolades for his uniquely expressive musical style. A true music maestro, Wambali has over the years released timeless music that has earned him numerous awards and nominations including the Bingu Presidential Award in 2011, Kora Award Nomination for Best Southern African Artist in 2003, MOBO Award Nomination for Best African Artist in 2007.
“People should expect to experience the beginning of a new era of Jazz in Malawi,” says Wambali. “Calabrash Breath” is Mte Wambali’s 9th studio album and is unique as it is pure jazz unlike his previous releases.
Wambali’s journey in music dates back to when he was only 8 years old while in Congo where he was born. With influences from his grandmother & mother’s Tumbuka hymns & fables, his grandfather’s gramophone with played music contemporary Congolese music to his uncle who introduced him to South African Jazz and music in general, his musical background is rich in diversity, from his first album “Tidzamutamanda” released in 1989 to the last released album “Liberty” back in 2011.
Backed up by a diverse rich band featuring a Congolese Bassist, Zambian lead guitarist, 2 Malawians on the keys and drums with himself an acoustic guitarist, the evening is set to be a night of beautiful music by talented musicians.
Tickets are at MK 10,000 for Standard and MK 20,000 for VIP – and are available at Wilderness Safaris, Ulendo, Four Seasons Garden Shop, Crossroads Hotel Business Centre, Papaya, Cappuccino’s, Flavour’s, Golf Club, La Dolce Vita, and AC Opticals. Every ticket holder will receive a FREE CD of the Calabrash Breath album. Corporate Bulk Tickets are available via the hotline: +265 11 155 0150.