Musician and former Big Brother Africa (BBA) representative Code Sangala has said he will fuse traditional dances in his music as part of promoting and preserving the country’s culture.
Code has released his sophomore album titled Mizu. The album was released on Naxos World.
“I have changed the style of my music. Mizu is for me a journey into the authentic sound of Malawi. We are talking of a fusion of the traditional rhythm of the local dances giving them a contemporary flair,” he said.
In the album, Code has worked with a number of musicians including old-timers Kasambwe Brothers in a folk song titled ‘Chandiluma Nchiyani’.
‘Mukunama’ is the first single released off the album followed by ‘Chisoso’.
“We are copying too much from Western styles and yet we have so much in terms of traditional dances and so, through this album I want to show the beauty of what we have,” the former Kapirintiya star, said.
The album has also featured German musicians Arne Dreske and Masha Kashyna.
The album was recorded at Active A Studio and Ituma Production studios in Ndirande and Kanjedza, Blantyre respectively.
Code released his debut album (Solo_The Album) in 2013. The album has songs such as ‘Ndiwe’, ‘Kumadziore’ and ‘Tithana’.
“Mizu is my first album to be released on a record label. The album can be streamed, downloaded and purchased on all the global digital platforms including, Amazon music, Deezer, Google play, Arkiv Music, Spotify and Napster.
Meanwhile, Code returns to the stage after a long break to perform at Mayoka Village in Nkhata Bay on July 4 2020.
“I am hoping that the situation in Malawi as regards Covid -19 pandemic will be contained,” he said.