Following the unprecedented flood disaster which hit Malawi and affected districts mostly in the Southern region of Malawi, three local artists who have been working with the affected communities have released a music video to highlight the plight facing the flood victims and by extension amplifying the message on the need for all and sundry to help the victims.
“We thought it would be great to do this song with other local artists in an effort to raise more awareness and support for the flood victims in Malawi. We have to tell our own stories from the suffering we and those close to us have experienced.
“The artists saw what was going on and believed through music they could reach a wider audience in Malawi to show and tell people that we need help ASAP,” said the team behind the song.
The three artists are Joshua Chimbali who did not only direct but also sang; Rammy Eliyah—musician and movie writer— who recorded the piece at his Rammy Records and lastly Smooth who is showing great talent.
The Music video was shot in High Definition (HD) and one can watch it on the link: http://youtu.be/Hlqs00o3g-g
The team also disclosed that plans are in the pipeline to involve prominent artists do a similar song in English as this song was done in Malawi’s widely spoken local language of Chichewa.
“They did it in Chichewa as this is a Malawian disaster but the idea is to have some major artists do something in English if time permits for them and the opportunity is sound or find another angle to get more national and international attention to support” Rammy.
Following the devastating floods, United Nations (UN) estimates that at least 174,000 people have been displaced and 638,000 affected with livestock and possessions swept away, subsistence crops lost and water sources contaminated.