Malawian Street Duo on a Global Stage
ABOUT MADALITSO BAND
“Intuitive, authentic, and full of ruthless rhythms, Madalitso will make you clap,
dance, smile and dance some more.” It's been an extraordinary few years for
this dance folk duo, who until 2017, hadn't left their native Malawi. The decade
spent roaming the streets as a pair, and perfecting their home-made
instruments and vibrant playing style, seems to have paid off - since their first
performance on an international stage at Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar 6 years
ago, the rollercoaster ride hasn't stopped!
After 5 European tours, with concerts at WOMAD, Roskilde and WOMEX, in
April 2023 the band finally put together their first national tour of Malawi - 10
concerts throughout the country. Even with all these performances, the band
remains quite unknown both locally and internationally.
There is a hope that 2023 might change things as the band embark upon a four
month, 80 concert tour of Europe and the USA, to come back to Africa in
October, with a slot booked at Acces in Dar El Salaam, with a first Southern African tour coming together...
Keeping with the times, here's all our released music for streaming on Spotify.
Or if you prefer Soundcloud, there is a link with the socials at the top of the page.
If you prefer unreleased music send us an email... we got some cool music hiding away 'for your ears only'.
Available on Vinyl and Download
"A contender for the flat-out happiest album of the year, just a few months in, is the new album Wasalala from the duo Madalitso Band from the southeast African nation of Malawi." - The Pulse
"Wasalala, the debut album signed by the intrepid Bongo Joe Records, reveals the pure energy of an album recorded in its raw state." - Kwest