Wambali to launch 9th album: Malawi music legend titles newie ‘Calabrash Breath’

Malawian music legend Wambali Mkandawire will be launching his latest album titled “Calabrash Breath”, on Saturday the 25th of July, at the Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) Auditorium.

Mte Wambali Mkandawire

Mte Wambali Mkandawire

A true music maestro, Wambali has over the years released timeless music that has earned him numerous awards and nominations including the Bingu Presidential Award in 2011, Kora Award Nomination for Best Southern African Artist in 2003, and MOBO Award Nomination for Best African Artist in 2007.

“People should expect to experience the beginning of a new era of jazz in Malawi,” says Wambali.

“Calabrash Breath” is Mte Wambali’s 9th studio album and is unique as it is pure jazz unlike his previous releases.

Wambali’s journey in music dates back to when he was only 8 years old while in Congo where he was born. With influences from his grandmother and mother’s Tumbuka hymns and fables, his grandfather’s gramophone with played music contemporary Congolese music to his uncle who introduced him to South African Jazz and music in general, his musical background is rich in diversity, from his first album “Tidzamutamanda” released in 1989 to the last released album “Liberty” back in 2011.

Backed up by a diverse rich band featuring a Congolese Bassist, Zambian lead guitarist, 2 Malawians on the keys and drums with himself an acoustic guitarist, the evening is set to be a night of beautiful music by talented musicians.

The tickets – MK 10,000 for Standard and MK 20,000 for VIP – are available at Wilderness Safaris, Ulendo, Four Seasons Garden Shop, Crossroads Hotel Business Centre, Papaya, Cappuccino’s, Flavour’s, Golf Club, La Dolce Vita, AC Opticals.

Every ticket holder will receive a FREE CD of the Calabrash Breath album. Corporate Bulk Tickets are available via the hotline: +265 11 155 0150

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29 thoughts on “Wambali to launch 9th album: Malawi music legend titles newie ‘Calabrash Breath’”

  1. Babangida says:

    Mtebeti…your music will live forever, so inspirational and oooh wud these dandaheads critics borrow me some adjectives to qualify his music……

  2. yooo says:

    I could be happy to see wambali and paul band collaborate together, lthink they can produce good quality

  3. Ewmewm says:

    Greatest ever

  4. wasoka manson says:

    i love your music madala.

  5. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    REMARKABLE WAMBALI.

  6. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    A Mfumujay ndizoonaa kuti dada wambali amaimba kale akuimba tawana wa kumlowe these days aaaaaaaa chamba basi riding on history

  7. mtumbuka1 says:

    @ lord Denning or whatever that means, don’t you know wambali is a genius? Compare him to the likes of Oliver mtukudzi of Zimbabwe not the trash of your chewa artists who thinks shooting a music video is all about hiring girls and stripping them naked. Ulichintchewe for commenting shit about wambali. You are a confused jack ass.

  8. Mbanangwa says:

    I have all your albums man. You are launching it in Blantyre but make it available in all outlets like Lilongwe, Bus Depot in Mzuzu and th hotel. Looking forward to it.

  9. Ndaziona says:

    Wambali, I thought this guy retired from public Music performance? Did he retire prematurely? Which is which.

  10. wales banda says:

    Mpaka 20 pin, why???

  11. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Our own. Cherish him while he is living. This guy has really matured musically. Atleast something good to be proud of as a Malawian amidist stinking politiking.

  12. hisbolla says:

    GOD BLESS WAMBALI

  13. Giyani says:

    TATE <3 WELL COME BACK

  14. Nsimankudya says:

    Koma bwana tayesetsani kupeza outlet yeniyeni tizigulako nyimbo zanu….

  15. Happy Eduardo says:

    Yes, that is my man-Mte Wambali Mkandawire. A real and true musician osati nyangwitazi which you call music pa Malawi.Go konko basi.

  16. Chikopa says:

    I am saddened by the fact that he chose to sing most songs in his own language which most Malawians who really love and buy music do not appreciate. He also feels that he is a boss and not the audience and hence cannot perform at a stadium or leisure centre. He could have been a multi-millionaire only if he had followed where money is. He will depart from this world having not been known in Chikwawa, Salima, Thekerani, Mpyupyu etc. I do now appreciate his attitude as he was not born in Malawi and has only been in the major cities of Malawi and not interacted with the locals who buy albums big-time.

  17. Tili Chenene says:

    This man is Malawi’s pride! How I wished it were featured live on a public broadcaster

  18. Chisale says:

    Jennings Chatsika, it is vry clear from your comment that you know nothing about music. Wambali matures musucally with every new album he produces. What are you talking about?

  19. KAMBWE says:

    woyimba koma uyu…osati apumbwa amasiku anowa….mbiri zonyasa zokha zokha..

  20. Mfumujay says:

    @Lord Denning Chatsika, please post meaningful comments otherwise zachamba ndizimene mwanenazo

  21. Kadakwiza says:

    Wambari Mkandawire the Malawian icon. The music legend I will always love his music.

  22. will says:

    He is a father of music in Malawi and the whole Southern Africa. He is a soul food producer. Welcome back Papa

  23. tsetsefly says:

    Love him or hate him, Wambali is in a class of his own. C U there.

  24. Gwiritsani luso lanu (talent)

  25. Bigimani wankulu says:

    Welcome back Mtebeti

  26. Charter says:

    Indeed, timeless Wambalian music! This man needs to be honoured for his talent!

  27. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    Kodi ndimayetsa akuluwa amati an asiya kuimba? Ulova wavuta? However his first albums were good masiku ano amangoimba za chamba basi he has to to back to his roots get a restart

  28. Ntchimi Izo, tawana waku Mlowe ise will be there

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