Afropop Classic March 16, 2023
Saving the Malawi Tapes
The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) recorded a gold mine of local music in the 1960s and '70s, but the tapes were neglected and close to ruined when broadcaster Waliko Makhala raised the alarm. With help from the Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian broadcaster Sigbjorn Nedland, digitization got underway. In this program, we sample the results guided by Waliko, Sigbjorn and Martin White, curator of AfricanPoems, a website dedicated to preserving poetry from around the continent. Produced by Martin White.