Lawi set for new album launch in Lilongwe

Malawi’s Afro-Soul Gospel musician, Lawi, will be launching his latest album in style with an official release on his birthday, which falls this Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

The self-titled album ‘Lawi’ is already on the market and some of the singles making a big buzz on the local airwaves include ‘Amaona Kuchedwa’ and ‘The Whistling Song’.

Despite unveiling the album in December, the musician decided to have it officially released on his birthday to celebrate with his fans, family and friends.

The launch, a 90-minute corporate party powered by Plan Malawi and icare Malawi, is slated for Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe and is scheduled to start at 7:30 till 9:00pm.

Lawi

Lawi

‘Lawi’, an Afro-Soul album which has seen the artist spending close to six years in the studios putting it together, has 17 tracks with a fusion of Malawian traditional elements.

In an interview with Nyasa Times Lawi was bold enough to brand his new album “extraordinary”.

“For a long time I have wanted to come out with something extraordinary and after about six years I have this extraordinary album,” said Lawi.

The Lilongwe-based singer-cum-producer explained: “In the year 2008 I decided to stop releasing any music singles and go into some serious recording. In the years I have been able to see my art form change to what it is now.”

Meanwhile, Lawi is working with Plan Malawi and icare Malawi, who are using the musician as an envoy in some of their humanitarian projects implemented in the country.

“Plan Malawi has a project called ‘Because I Am A Girl’ which they involve me,” said Lawi while revealing that the organization bought one song off the album titled ‘Girl-Child’.

Lawi said as an artist he has people that he reaches out to through his art, which made the organization see an opportunity in using the album as a way to increase their visibility on the project.

While indicating that he was reaching out to the communities, the singer involving himself with Plan Malawi meant he was going to play his role on society pretty well.

Lawi was few months ago appointed as one of icare Malawi ambassadors helping the organization in its fundraisers to get medical equipment for Kamuzu Central Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Following a fundraiser that brought together Lawi and fellow musicians Sally Nyundo, Lulu and Lucius Banda, the Norwegian Government came in by donating state of the art ICU equipment as well as medical supplies.

Currently, Lawi’s new album is selling in Blantyre at Overcomers and Puma shop at Chichiri Shopping Mall and in Lilongwe the album is available at all Puma shops that sell music.

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