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Malawi reggae at it’s best! Nowhere Else To Go – Michael Mountain

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Introducing one of the coolest guys on earth: Michael Mountain! His international debut album ‘Nowhere Else To Go’ is a fantastic old-school style, low-key but heavy-hitting reggae. Michael is a small-scale tobacco and maize farmer, a community organiser, a reflective thinker, a prolific songwriter and a charismatic artist from the mountains of the Nkhata Bay region in Northern Malawi.

Spare Dog Records know of no-one who sounds like Mountain Mike, and today we are incredibly proud to be able to release an album of this calibre!

 

Available now on iTunes, Amazon or your favourite platform.

An interview with Danny Kalima

If you haven’t seen this one yet, here’s your chance! I shot this interview in Nkhata Bay, in July 2014, as a preamble to the album “The Young Shall Grow” and Danny is telling us about his music and his upbringing, what the album will be like and the city of Lilongwe – the capital of Malawi.

http://youtu.be/L1JP7hxRo-w

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A New Member of Staff

New intern Alan
New intern Alan

This is Alan. He’s the latest recruit to our team. He will mainly be responsible for monitoring and producing content for our Twitter account. He’s hasn’t been to Malawi yet, but he loves Malawi music, and he knows his social media stuff. Alan says:

“Listen, we have to do something about this Twitter Thing… Everybody loves us on Facebook, but we don’t have enough followers on Twitter! Well, with me in charge, we’ll turn this ship around! Now click  here to join the fun!”

Better do as he says, People!

Danny Kalima Malawi Release Party

While Bristol is grey and chilly, we wish we were down in Lilongwe, Malawi, for the release party of Danny Kalima’s album ‘The Young Shall Grow’ @ The Chameleon Bar, tonight 8 pm local time! All we can do from here is to listen to the record on iTunes!

 

 

Spare Dog Records on BBC ‘Focus on Africa’

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Mattias @ BBC, Bristol

Mattias has been interviewed on BBC ‘Focus on Africa’ from London and it’s airing today, Wednesday the 26th of November, at 17.15 and 19.15 GMT time (19.15 and 21.15 Malawi time). He’s talking about the record company and about the release of Danny Kalima’s album ‘The Young shall grow’. Listen Live on-line from here or if you are in Africa – just turn the radio on to BBC World Service.

Album Release: The Young Shall Grow – Danny Kalima

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Today we release Malawian singer-songwriter Danny Kalima’s new album ‘The Young Shall Grow’. Danny draws inspiration from both an African and Western tradition, and manages to deliver soulful songs that are both contemporary and timeless. The combination of really catchy tunes, his fantastic voice and lyrics with emotional depth creates something very unique. Listen on Spotify or download it now from iTunes, Amazon etc. Our favourite platform is Bandcamp where you can also find the physical CD 

 

7 days and counting

 

 

Spare Dog Records are proud to announce that we’ll be releasing Danny Kalima’s international debut album ‘The Young Shall Grow’ in just a week’s time! You can listen to samples of the music in the sidebar player, hear him talk about himself and the album in a video interview here and why not read a bit more about Danny by clicking here. iTunes links will be provided on launch day November 18. Please like our facebook page to keep yourself up-to-date!