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Lulu ‘Mwayenera’ album review

By Mpho Musowa When you mention Lulu, put some respect on that name. The musician launches his sixth studio album Mwayenera on May 1 at a red carpet event slated for Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. As part of…

Malawi urban music originality dilemma

By Elijah Mbewe The subject continues to divide Malawians further and further. Some argue that for the country’s urban music to get international recognition, it has to be unique. It is a case of be original or be doomed for failure. Those…

Does language really matter in music?

By Harold Kapindu The debate as to whether urban artists should use foreign languages i.e. English or Chichewa if they are to make it internationally seems not to die anytime soon. Nonetheless, research has shown that South African and…