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By Franco Mwachande Jnr
Having been in the musical doldrums for about three years, forgotten reggae star, Dan Muyaya is back in the spotlight with new album, “Luso lamuyebona”.
“Luso la muyebona,” is an eleven track album, that, according to Muyaya, has some biblical roots. He further blows his own trumpet by claiming that the reggae podium locally was empty without his music.
“I saw some weaknesses in Malawian reggae music. I can give an example, in early days of late Matafale, we had good and meaningful reggae music, pure as if from Jamaica…..but look at it now! It seems like people just sing because they have the opportunity to be close to a Mic, so I’m trying to bring back the lost reggae roots.,” said Muyaya.
The musical sabbatical, according to him, was aimed at meditating for purity and high tech music to be dished to his audience. From his observation, many a Malawian artist rush in releasing half-baked songs due to a lack of time to polish them (songs) up.
“Most of the times I take time and put much effort whenever I want to drop an album because I believe in giving my fans the best of me,” he claims.
Luso lamuyebona is going to be launched on the 24th of March at M1 Centre Point at a colourful ceremony to be supported by Lulu, Skeffa Chimoto, Atoht Manje and many others.
“The album has been produced and recorded by Happy Thom and Viwe Chibwana at CL touch studio in Lilongwe. It has songs like Mphatso, Munakumana bwanji, Nkhwangwala, and Chikuchepera, among others.