Katawa Singers to re-record old songs


Mzuzu-based Katawa Singers, which was a force to reckon with in the 1990s, has said it is undertaking a big project of re-recording all its old songs.

One of the group’s members, Auden Nthala, said they recorded their songs long time ago when studios were scarce and that most of them were not advanced.

“There are more studios now and things have advanced in terms of technology. So we have decided to rework on our old songs so that people get a good taste. We recorded our songs on analogue which is the old version and now its digital,” Nthala said.


Nthala also maintained that Katawa Singers was still intact and active and that soon they will be storming the Central and Southern regions.

“The group is still intact and active. Of course we took a break at some moment but we are back and we have been holding performances. For those who have watched some of our performances will attest that we were at our best,” Nthala said.

He said they were making arrangements to perform in Blantyre, Zomba, Balaka and Lilongwe among other places.


Nthala said the future of the group looks brighter and that they will continue holding performances as well as producing albums.

“Last year we produced a new album only that we did not market it fully but it is a good album,” he said.

Katawa Singers started in the 1980s and went on to hit the top in 1990s.

They have 10 albums to their credit and they include Ambuye Ndibwera, Chikondi Chanu and Mutamikani.

“There is more we are doing and at the moment I can also tell you that we are looking at reuniting with some of the old members and hold performances. We have members such as Eliza Kachali Kaunda, Kufa Mwanza and Thomas Lupesya,” Nthala said.

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