Music Crossroads holds workshop for Malawi choral music

Music Crossroads an organisation that is aimed at improving music industry in the country from 12th to 13th December, 2015 held a workshop for choirs and other singing groups at their place in Area 23 in the city of Lilongwe as a way of enhancing choral music in Malawi.

New Chikondano Choir
New Chikondano Choir

The workshop whose theme was ‘Choral revolution’ brought together different choirs within Lilongwe to share experiences, knowledge and learn new musical skill to improve music in the country.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), director of Music Crossroad Mathews Mfune said their aim was to improve the singing of choral music and could be done by engaging choirs to help them develop skills that will help their singing skills in different choirs.

“Music crossroads would like to impact music skills in upcoming musicians hence our coming up with the workshop,” said Mfune.

The workshop attracted 14 choirs from different religious faith in Lilongwe.

The 14 groups competed and three of the groups who performed well were given a deal to record an album with Record for life studios.

Among the 14 choirs, New Chikondano Choir of Kafita CCAP church came first followed by Jordan Choir of Msungwi CCAP church and Don Bosco Parish Choir.

Speaking to MANA after the competition, Vincent Nakhate the director of Don Bosco Parish Choir said they were happy with the event and thanked Music crossroads for putting them on the spotlight.

“We never expect to be among the winners as we were here with our focus to learn music skills from Music crossroads particularly in choral music,” said Nakhate.

He added that they have not come up with any album since 2013 and with the opportunity given to the by the Music crossroads to record an album is a dream come true.

However the Music crossroads promised Malawians that they continue conducting such events annually in other districts of the country.

Music crossroads is one of the music organisation that acts like a platform to improve the music industry in Malawi and to provide opportunities to Malawians who are willing to make a change in life as far as music industry is concerned.–Mana

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Joseph Tembo
Joseph Tembo
6 years ago

Yea this is good development particularly now that chancellor college can no longer hold choral workshops …keep it up Mr Mfune
From Joseph Tembo (Chigoneka Parish Choir)

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