Madalitso are a unique duo hailing from the sub-Saharan nation of Malawi. They are a couple of street musicians who perform on a 4 string guitar and a babatone, which is a home-made bass instrument that is plucked to create the sound. The tuning of the notes happens with a bottle (like a slide guitar). They have played for many years busking on the streets of a Lilongwe slum area and through hard work and perseverance have begun to make a name for themselves on the world music scene. This documentary explores a slice of their European tour as they play some of the UK's festivals.

  • Johan Nayar
    The Trouble With Gurus
  • Johan Nayar
  • Yosefe Kalekeni
    Key Cast
  • Yobu Maligwa
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    musical, documentary
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Swahili
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Director - Johan Nayar