When written-word poet Samilo Mashallo stood on top of a wooden chair, at Kaning’ina Studio in Mzuzu, to breathe the rich air of poetry into a static microphone, little did he know that he jump straight into the arms of New Generation Speaks, a world initiative that promotes poetry.
But this is what has happened to the Malawi Writers Union Northern Region chapter General Secretary.
The poet has in the past four weeks been busy recording a spoken-word album titled ‘My Voice And Sapitwa’. To taste the waters, Mashallo recorded a single, titled ‘This Is Sound’, at Kaning’ina Studio in Mzuzu City.
And it seems the single has sailed directly into a publisher’s favour. If not, why has ‘This Is Sound’ been added to the mix tape of the Next Generation Speaks?
Speaking in an interview, the musician, writtenword poet, spokenword poet, short story writer, actor and naturalist said poetry is one of the platforms he uses to advance the message of peace, natural beauty, human love, culture and unity in a globalised world.
“I believe in art diversification. Through various art platforms, we can make the world a better place to live in and this is what I have just done. People should look forward to my poetry album,” Mashallo said.
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