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Madalitso

4 May 2018

“When the two men outfit introduced themselves as a band just before their performance, instinctively I became skeptical of their performance. However, Madalitso is for me one of the coolest bands ever.” So said one of the audience members enchanted by this incredible pair of musicians.

Discovered on the streets of Malawi, playing a homemade guitar-like instrument called a babatone this duo has been touring the world wowing crowds across the globe.

Their performance at Global Stage yesterday afternoon set thevenue on fire. Their songs have a lot of easy to sing-along hooks that are contagious to the audience. Madalitso has a unique sound that leans towards jazz, and is distinctly of African origin. The upbeat transitions lean toward the Kanindo style of music that instantly compelled the audience to dance. The lead singer has a powerful voice and retained an infectious smile throughout their one-hour performance.

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