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    • by Nicholas Nkhwazi

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      A cover band is what you could call them. Based in Blantyre Malawi, they virtually perform any and every song on the earth, and they do it well. Who would have thought that deep in the heart of Africa, one would hear R.Kelly’s “Gotham City'’ being performed in front of a live audience and arguably sounding better than the original. A night at Mibawa cafe where the band is based typically starts with and hour of smooth african jazz. The 5 man

      band consists of 2 singers, 2 keyboard players, a drummer, a lead guitarist and a bass player with really long dreadlocks.

      From the jazz they transition into an array of sweet ballads as the audience warms up for a great night. Eventually the night picks up as they switch into some reggae music. They give you vibes from artists such as Bob Marley, Lucky Dube and some local Malawian reggae. If you didn’t like reggae before coming to this cafe, by the ...

      • time you leave you will wanna grow some dreadlocks. As the night continues they then switch into a mix of eighties disco music fused with some African dance music. One or two rock songs from back in the day pop in and out with some sweet guitar solos.

        At this point you look at your watch and realise that almost 4 hours have gone, yet you don’t wanna move an inch. The dance floor is jam packed with half drunk people having

        a great time. Before the night comes to an end the band hits you with some deep African old school hits which sends the crowd into a frenzy. You see people get loose and come out of their shells. Eventually the band announces the final song and they bring everything to a close. Mibawa band is exceptional quality entertainment that will have you in a daze. If you are ever in Blantyre, Malawi be sure to check them out live at Mibawa cafe.

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