Blantyre Music Club in another drum clinic
Fransmith Masters Academy in partnership with Blantyre Music Club will on Sunday hold a drum clinic to be held at HHI.
This is the second time Fransmith Masters and Blantyre Music Club is conducting a drum clinic after also holding such a session facilitated by Luciano.
This time around the facilitator is Amos Mlolowa, a renowned drummer and producer, who has worked with a number of musicians.
Veteran musician Francis Mijiga said Thursday they would want to do more sessions.
“This is the second time to hold a drum clinic and we are targeting one more end of the year. We will also do more clinics for other instruments from next year or a combination of two instruments e.g. bass guitar and drums for these match,” Mijiga said.
He said that they will be targeting top notch artists so as to inspire the new ones.
“We want future Malawian musicians to know and use professional skills and fit the international stage. My charity education institution called Fransmith Masters Academy trains our music club students and members of the academic side of music and communication and music technology,” Mijiga said.
He also said they are hosting other education programmes including one for Mlolowa called Amo Drum Lab.
“Amos Mlolowa started associating with the music club way back in 2004. He was a drum and performance coach. He is our partner, music club friend and promoter,” Mijiga said.
He said through the clinics, they were also hoping to move kids from video games, phone and movies to learn practical skills.
“We actually had suspended the music club due to Covid-19 pandemic but now we are opening. We offer free lessons to those who cannot afford music lessons but have a strong passion,” Mijiga said.