Malawian Street Music

Unfortunately, I couldn’t tape a mindblowing TV Malawi special on Malawian street bands, but I was able to get this while walking in downtown Blantyre. Catching a Malawian band on the street is like catching an elusive animal, you’ve got to do a serious bit of walking before you can find one. As my previous posts have said, what these people can do with very little is truly incredible.

These guys are from Ndirande (and friends with the Refuse Stealing Band), I couldn’t get their name, we were pretty much unable to communicate unfortunately!


About Pete Larson

Researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I do epidemiology, public health, GIS, health disparities and environmental justice. I also do music and weird stuff.

3 responses to “Malawian Street Music”

  1. Ferunando-desu says :


  2. Pete Larson says :



    Refuse Stealing(kukana kuba)in chichewa

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