Events

Celebrating Sanctuary Presents Madalisto at the Hive

 Friday 2nd August

8 – 10pm (Doors 7.30)

£5 entry on the door

 

The Moseley Hive. 93 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8DD

About the Artists

nullThe Madalitso Band are a two man musical army from Malawi, who were initially discovered busking outside a shopping centre in 2009.  Their vibrant playing, strong vocals and traditional style caught the attention of Emanuel Kamwenje who recorded their first album the same year.

Described as 'Uplifting and Vibrant' by the BBC, they get crowds beaming with wonder and on their feet dancing every time.  The band plays the babatone - a home-made instrument popular in Malawi - and the four-string guitar, creating the traditional Malawi 'banjo' sound.

When not playing or touring, babatone player Yobu Malinga works as a gardener and guitarist Yosefe Kalekeni works as a security guard, however around Malawi they are increasingly revered as musical prophets.

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Supported by Arts Council England & Foyle Foundation.