‘Giddes coming to America’ tour: Call for financial support

A group of Malawians facilitating Giddes Chalamanda’s tour to the United States of America has called on well-wishers to financially support the trip.

Giddes and the American tour team

Giddes and the American tour team

Chalamanda, an acoustic legendary musician who is in his 80s, in one of his songs – “Buffalo Soldier” – said if he had money, he could go to America. The song was recorded way back in the 60s.

Knowing that this has been Chalamanda’s childhood dream, the group, consisting of young and vibrant Malawians calling themselves “friends of Gidde” have come together to solicit funds to make the musician’s fantasy a reality.

It is also a way of appreciating Chalamanda’s achievement and contributions in the music industry.

Apart from urging well-wishers to contribute, publicity secretary for the grouping, Emmanuel Maliro, said they are planning to organise fundraising music shows.

“There’s a shortfall in our finances to fly him to the U.S. hence the fundraising shows because we want to explore all means possible to take Giddes to America,” said Maliro.

According to Maliro, the veteran artist is expected to perform in Washington D.C on 6th July, 2016 before performing in Indiana days later.

Chalamanda will travel alongside other artists including his managers Edgar Kachere and Davis Njobvu of the “Wazelezeka” fame, and the “Msati Mseke” hit maker Patience Namadingo, among others.

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Information that reached my office long time a go was that Bob Marley copied the song from Giddes and that when he travels to America this July relatives of Bob Marley will also travel there to pay the long and overdue copyright charges.

Zoona Izi

Kunjani wena, when Davis hosts fundraiser for cancer patients every year for free, what do you do? Malawians always bringing each other down. These guys have helped Giddes stay relevant otherwise he would just be another poor old musician. These guys do a lot about hanger than you. All you do is bring them down. I hope this works for them. By the way, America had black people too and he will shake more hands with black people than white.


HOs? Young people, just writing anyhow without verification. Gidde then Bob or Bob then Gidde? Bwinotu bwino.

Che Wanimiliyoni

I stand to be corrected but am certain Gides Chalamanda’s Buffalo Soldier was an inspiration from Bob Marley’s Buffalo Soldier song. Now the later’s song is contained in his 1983’s post-humus Confrontation album so how come Gides did his in 1960s? Or tinene kut Bob Marley nde anabela eti?



for what

zikubwera mochedwa


Chibwana awo mesa amati ndi ma lawyer…..living life full of greedy without direction.

Kunjani wena

This is utter nonsense. Instead of calling on people to raise money to buy maize of the hungry and poor people in the villages inu basi you are calling people to fund this useless trip to America just to shake hands with azungu. Ine I cant contribute to this nonsense, I would rather use my money to buy food for the hungry in the villages.

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