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Deep Roots Malawi - Music Documentary


The Story

From July 1 - August 15, 2008, a film and recording staff of five people from across the globe convened in Malawi to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Their aim – to document and record traditional forms of musical expression from all walks of life in Malawi. Inspired by the work of Alan Lomax and his journey to collect early blues recordings in the deep American South, the team intended to record a varied compilation of secular individual musicians, small groups and choirs. Using a portable studio, musicians from Malawi's most rural areas were given the opportunity to record, promote and preserve their musical heritage.

During six weeks of intense filming and recording, Deep Roots highlighted the inner workings of the Malawian music industry. From interviews at The Daily Nation, The Times, TV Malawi, Radio NBC, Joy Radios, Capital FM, and Mawu Magazine, to performances at the French Cultural Center and the Lake of Stars Festival, viewers and listeners alike will be taken inside the world of Malawian music, following the path from production to distribution of one of the most valuable Malawian musical recordings in recent history.

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