Pay & Play

With only and handful of ragged, worn-out and home-made instruments the Malawian street musicians that call themselves Madalitso Band are able to create beautiful rhythms and wonderful songs. Their energy, intensity and beat take you by the heart. For only 200 kwacha – around 50 US cents – they will play you one of their songs.

Although we are back from Malawi, we still have a couple of stories we would like to share, like this one about Mandalizo Band. More will come, so keep following us.

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9 Responses to “Pay & Play”

  1. Reblogged this on Münchow's Creative Photo Blog and commented:

    Although Øystein and I are back from Malawi, we still have a couple of stories we would like to share, like this one about Mandalizo Band. Go to our blog for a little multimedia treat.

  2. Love the video and I am looking forward to more stories. This was a wonderful series.

  3. That was great. Certainly worth more the .50 cents 🙂

  4. Malawi has such a struggle and this interlude of enthusiasm is welcome and comforting.

    A group on our island supports Malawi – even have a little shop that sells Malawi goods and treasures.

  5. great rhythms. Warmed me up a bit! I like the still shots mixed in with the video.

  6. really awesome music and to think it comes from DIY instruments. thanks for sharing this Malawi street band. love it! ♥

  7. I’ve really enjoyed learning about Malawi and the wonderful people you’ve encountered. I look forward to all you have yet to share. You give a very intimate look at wherever you go. I think it’s because you do not come into a country as a tourist, but as a friend. It comes through in writing and photos. Keep ’em coming! 🙂

  8. A beautiful post that inspires us all. It also makes us realize the value of hard work and talent. To find a honest work no matter how hard sometimes they can be. I’ve seen some scenes in the Philippines where the poor children would sing or dance. The money they earn gives them a chance to eat a decent food. Breaks my heart everytime.

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