Lusubilo Band back from Korea
Karonga-based Lusubilo Band returned from their 10-day Art Dream Camp in Korea on Sunday.
Lusubilo Music Centre Director, Professor Agnes Kim, who accompanied the band, described the camp as a success.
“This was not just a mere visit. It was a success in that the band put up an impressive performance. They represented Malawi well,” Kim said.
She said, apart from giving out their best in terms of performance, Lusubilo Band also had a chance to share ideas with colleagues from other countries such as Vietnam, Colombia and Indonesia.
Meanwhile, Kim has said that one of the students who was studying music at the Korean National University of Art has graduated and returned home with the band.
“Lumbani Munthali, our trumpet player, has graduated after finishing his four years of study and achieved a Bachelor of Classical Music. I am very happy because he will be our main teacher at the Lusubilo Music Centre. We also have two students who will graduate in August,” Kim said.
Kim, who studied music, said her aim is to help grow talent as well as uplift the creative industry in the country.
Lusubilo Band last year collaborated with German group, Andromeda Express, and Ulimba from Nsanje in a project known as ‘What Boundaries?’. It sought to promote the use of traditional instruments in Malawi.
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