Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 8:00 PM CDT
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
21 years and over
Peter Mawanga is a self-proclaimed "Voice for the Voiceless." Writing in his vernacular Chichewa his socially conscious lyrics speak for Malawi's underprivileged. The music is equally Malawian. Traditional melodies and rhythms form the backbone of original songs orchestrated with modern and traditional instruments, a sound Mawanga terms Afro-vibes.
Fusing the rock outfit of drums-bass-guitar with the traditional sounds of Malawi's marimba, thumb piano, and percussion, Mawanga's Afro-vibes is a modern African sound that is intrinsically Malawian. He has the premier band in Malawi to boot who has been making headlines ever since their debut release Paphiri ndi Padambo (2009)
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