The Bay Talent

Artisans

Rasta Kelvin

Rasta Kelvin

http://rastakelvin.blogspot.com.au/

Kelvin’s One Love Cafe is the first cafe on the hill and is popular for its simple yet delicious meals and all the wisdom he has to impart on the Rastafarian way of life.

His wooden carvings including the Djembe drums are sought after by most visiting Nkhata Bay.

Mrs Matunga

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Mrs Matunga is a Mzuzu tailor who makes beautiful African print clothing, bags, aprons and other items. Already a hit with visitors to Butterfly Space through her rail showcasing her work at reception she
has now set up an Esty site to share her work to the online community:

www.etsy.com/shop/AwwalDesigns

This is a real case of fair and ethical trade where all profits go right back to the local artisan creating them.

Musicians

Gasper Nali

Gasper Nali

www.sparedogrecords.com/gasper-nali

Gasper Nali has been an Internet Phenomena of late. A 5 year old video of his song ‘A Bale Ndikuwuzeni’ has lately received more than 18 million views on Facebook & YouTube.

Gasper, 35, lives a quite modest life in the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores of northern Lake Malawi.

Michael Mountain

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www.sparedogrecords.com/michael-mountain/

Michael Mountain – or Mountain Mike as he sometimes goes by – is a reggae artist and small-scale farmer. The front porch of his small house in the remote village of Viboko is his favourite place, and from there he can clearly see life from a different point of view, and put his reflections into song.

 

The Moods Malawi

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www.sparedogrecords.com/the-moods-malawi/

The Moods Malawi blend the modern with afro-beats and heavy reggae, with hard hitting lyrics and irresistible hooks.

Each member of the trio brings his own flavour to the mix: Daddy Mbuzi brings the African dance music, Verbal Able Rasta delivers those Reggae vibes, and Chapsman of the ‘Tonga Heritage’ makes sure it is all firmly rooted in the Malawian soil.

 

Danny Kalima

Lilongwe, Malawi

www.sparedogrecords.com/sirius/

Danny ‘Sirius’ Kalima is a 26 year-old Malawian musician and singer extraordinaire. Winner of the 2015 MUMA Awards (Music Malawi Awards) for best RnB, and nominated in the category of ‘Best RnB & Soul’ in the All Africa Music Award (Afrima 2015), held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Danny started his musical journey back in 2002 in the local church. Soon forming his first band, a gospel singing duet, he went onto record an EP that was released nationally.

 

Adrian Kwelepeta

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www.sparedogrecords.com/adrian-kwelepeta/

Adrian Kwelepeta, 21, is an incredible talented young Malawian artist. Moving seamlessly between contemporary RnB, Folk and the traditional, his songwriting already shows substantial depth and maturity. In his music, besides being a skilled guitarist and percussionist, Adrian is using his powerful voice not only for singing, it’s also used to build sonic landscapes with vocal percussion, humming, chanting, breathing etc.

 

 

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