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Madalitso Band
Artist
Malawi
Influences: African , East European
Genres: traditional, banjo music
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IN THE CHARTS
 
6 times in the Global Top 40
April 2021 #37 - Global Top 40 Ndalakwanji (video)
January 2021 #39 - Global Top 40 Ndalakwanji (track)
December 2020 #40 - Global Top 40 Sitimamenya (video)
TRACKS
2 times in the Global Top 40
2 times in the Global Top 40
Madalitso Band - Ndalakwanji
2 times in the Global Top 40
Madalitso Band - Sitimamenya
ABOUT
With just an acoustic guitar and foot drum, an outsize, home-made, one-string babatone, two voices in sweet harmony and buckets of charm, Malawi's dynamic duo have elevated audiences at WOMAD and Roskilde and a host of venues throughout Europe. Previously they had been earning a living playing on the streets of their home-town Lilongwe for ten years before they were discovered by a local producer and recorded their first album in 2009. Word-of-mouth eventually secured them an appearance at Zanzibar's Sauti Za Busara festival in 2017. Six months later they were on an aeroplane for the first time in their lives, heading for their first European tour. Since then they have recorded a second album for Bongo Joe Records and, in this lock-down year, remotely collaborated on an album with Ukranian band Tik Tu.